Australians About: COVID-19

Australians About: COVID-19

Australians About: COVID-19

In this series of shorts, meet six Australians living and working in Asia and the Pacific during the COVID crisis.

Australians About: COVID-19 - Gemma Snowdon

Gemma Snowdon works as part of the World Food Programme team in the world's most densely populated refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. She misses home but is determined to help Rohingya refugees learn how to stay safe.

Australians About: COVID-19 - Erica Bowe

After being let go from her fashion job in Ho Chi Minh City because of COVID-19, Erica Bowe commissions local seamstresses to produce her designs for sale online. As her funds dwindle, Erica must decide to stay or go home.

Australians About: COVID-19 - Bob Cain

Bob Cain has spent much of his career deployed in dangerous places like Afghanistan and Sudan. When COVID-19 hits, he is three years into a deployment in Papua New Guinea. Bob is given the choice to go home to family or stay.

Australians About: COVID-19 - Joshua Francis

Infectious disease doctor, Joshua Francis is worried about what COVID-19 will do in a country like Timor Leste, where health facilities are already stretched. He and his colleagues set-up the country's first testing facility.

Australians About: COVID-19 - Olivia Magoffin

Working as a pilot in Vanuatu, Olivia Magoffin flies COVID-19 test samples to and from New Caledonia for screening. Then tropical cyclone Harold hits. The experience changes her perspective on what it is to be Australian.

Australians About: COVID-19 - Margaret Barry

When COVID-19 strikes and devastates Bali's main source of income, Margaret Barry is determined to help parents keep their kids in school so that the next generation of leaders is not lost to the crisis.

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