Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugees find fortune in family

7 September 20160 comments

As a single mum with two children, Syrian refugee Collette Hannah made the bravest decision of her life leaving behind her job, her home and everything she had known when she fled her homeland to find safety for herself and her kids.

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Rising above tragedy to become the heart and soul of a refugee community

7 September 20161 comment

Karen Burmese refugee Evelyn Kunoo tells a heartbreaking story about her family that is emblematic of refugees across the world.

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Discrimination and exclusion issues for migrants – study finds

24 August 20160 comments

Newcomers to Australia cherish our freedom, democracy, and standard of living but some are happier than others and different groups experience varying levels of racism and exclusion, according to a first ever broad survey of the attitudes of recent migrants.

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Forced to flee a lifetime of work: the story of a WWII veteran turned refugee

15 August 20162 comments

The 93-year-old Syrian refugee has seen trouble and hardship in his long life; he fought with the British army in WWII and he carved a productive farm out of a barren piece of land. But he says he has experienced nothing that compares with the bloodiness of the current conflict in Syria, nor the barbarous brutality of Islamic State.

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Refugees the true heroes of Rio

10 August 20161 comment

Amid the furore around drug cheats being allowed to compete, security failures, non-existent plumbing and all pervasive social media nastiness – they are the true inspirations of the Rio Olympics. They are the 10 members of the first ever refugee team.

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Swapping class notes – students and migrants learn from each other

5 August 20162 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are learning English with the help of high school students who act as tutors and classroom assistants in an innovative new program being pioneered in suburban Melbourne.

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DHHS launches new refugee health package, pilot internship program

26 September 20160 comments

A new package of health and human service programs for refugees and asylum seekers has been launched by the Victorian...

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Migrants and corporate volunteers furthering one another

23 September 20160 comments

As more businesses extend their corporate social responsibility agendas, opportunities for employees to volunteer are...

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Black art: identity and expression

16 September 20160 comments

Young artists in Melbourne explore black culture in Blunted on Reality, a group exhibition inspired by the Fugee’s...

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Cultural diversity in the workplace: the growing case for change

9 September 20160 comments

There is mounting evidence that more diverse organisations achieve better performance. In 2015, members of the business and...

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