Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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US ratchets up hostility towards migrants, refugees

13 November 20190 comments

The US has slashed its annual refugee intake to 18,000, the lowest number since 1980 and just 20 per cent...

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How Trump killed the US asylum system

13 November 20190 comments

In the three years of the Trump administration in the US, the nation’s asylum system has been utterly transformed....

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How Germany is getting migrants into work

13 November 20190 comments

Welfare payments to migrants in Germany have plunged 12 per cent in the past year in line with a fall...

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1.5m children locked up – UN report finds

12 November 20190 comments

More than a million and a half children around the world each year are deprived of their liberty because of...

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