Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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 20170 comments

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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Small acts of kindness making a big difference

23 November 20170 comments

The majestic Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges are a long way from the mangrove swamps of Manus Island and the coral outcrops of Nauru.

But scattered among the…

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Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20171 comment

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20173 comments

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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International migration forum points the way to better cooperation

17 January 20180 comments

The first ever International Forum on Migration Statistics has kicked off in Paris. The Forum, organised jointly by the...

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Intercultural cities provide benefits for all

17 January 20180 comments

A new study from Europe shows that cities with strong intercultural or multicultural integration have higher rates of...

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Analysis: Trump, leader of the mean-spirited world?

17 January 20180 comments

Much of the world seems to be channelling Donald Trump as it becomes less and less friendly to migrants, refugees...

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News from AMES Australia

20 December 20170 comments

Read about the latest news, research and initiatives from migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia…   AMES...

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