Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

From Kinshasa to Korea – a refugee’s journey

19 February 20181 comment

As almost the only black man walking the streets of the South Korean capital Seoul, Congolese refugee Yiombi Thona saw first-hand race-based prejudice, fear and scorn.

But with courage, hard work, perseverance and a liberal dose of his idiosyncratic humour, he has made a success of his own life while at the same time educating Koreans about the difficulties faced by refugees.

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Refugee family’s flight from hell

29 January 20184 comments

Until war came to their country Hassan and Shaza Matni had perfect lives.

Living in the centre of the beautiful and ancient city of Homs, the couple had successful careers – Hassan as an engineer and Shaza as an architect.

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Global food crisis looming in 2018

18 January 20181 comment

The world’s unprecedented refugee crisis has morphed into something more intractable and potentially more deadly as a record number of people face famine and starvation across the world in…

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From refugee to park ranger

20 December 20170 comments

A young refugee has recently been appointed as a full time Ranger with Parks Victoria, in what is believed to be an Australian first.

Hsar Thein is originally from Burma…

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Surviving ISIS – a refugee’s story

20 December 20170 comments

Syrian refugee ‘George’ survived a year as a captive of ISIS treated brutally, constantly threatened with death and not knowing the fate of his wife and daughter.

Now safe and…

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Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20171 comment

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Monsoon threatens Rohingya camps

22 February 20180 comments

They have faced repression, discrimination and violence at the hands of the Burmese military. Now Rohingya refugees who...

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Multiculturalism takes centre stage at Pako Festa

22 February 20180 comments

The chance to participate in Victoria’s largest free multi-arts and cultural party will see over one hundred thousand...

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Refugee voices should be heard – conference told

19 February 20180 comments

More refugee voices need to be a part of policy discussions on refugee issues, a conference of Australian and...

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Doors being opened for refugees in some Asian countries

19 February 20180 comments

There are moves in some ASEAN nations to improve the protection regimes for refugees currently living in limbo with no...

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