Our Hazara communities

Our Hazara communities

Refugees in Australia often have complex physical and psychological health needs, which can be from pre-arrival, arrival and post-arrival experiences.

The Murray PHN region is home to several different groups of refugees, including Hazara refugees from Afghanistan.

The aim of this project has been to explore the health experiences and needs of Hazara people in the Murray PHN catchment, and to consider the barriers and opportunities for them to access health services.

The health and health service experiences of our Hazara communities

What we learned 

Meetings were held with more than 250 community members and leaders, and 70 people participated in one-on-one interviews. We also met with community health service providers and held interviews with health service staff. The main issues affecting the health and wellbeing of the Hazara population were identified in the following areas:

  • Mental health
  • Family concerns
  • Service access
  • General health.

Learn more

Click here to read the short report (6 pages)
Click here to read the long report (35 pages)

Resources for health services/professionals

For more information on other available resources, click here.

Resources for both health services and individuals

Refugee health stories, research and data

Page last updated 5 April 2023