Who is Hamudi?
Hamudi's journey from Iraq to his current home in New Zealand was filled with challenges and difficult circumstances. The political instability and lack of opportunities in Iraq prompted his family to leave their hometown and become refugees. They first went to Indonesia, where they faced even greater struggles, including a six-month detainment in jail and the loss of a newborn brother. The plan to reach Australia as asylum seekers by boat was thwarted by two near-misses, as both boats they were supposed to board sank, resulting in the loss of all passengers. Despite these hardships, Hamudi and his family persevered and eventually found a new home in New Zealand, where Hamudi has thrived as a successful barber and entrepreneur.