Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20170 comments

Su Sullivan says her work supporting isolated and disadvantaged migrant women makes her feel like a big tree.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a tree. A big tree with its…

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Ramadan gaining acceptance in Australia

26 June 20170 comments

Nial Aykan rushes into the interview room out of breath. Having just climbed two flights of stairs, the head of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is conscious of…

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Twenty refugees displaced every minute – UN report

20 June 20170 comments

The global refugee crisis continues to escalate despite peace agreements and a slow-down in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, a new report says.

The number of displaced people across…

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Refugee’s art provides economic and emotional sustenance

9 June 20170 comments

Sketching portraits of shoppers and festival goers earned Syrian refugee Nouha Saigh just enough money to feed her family and pay the rent.

Nearly destitute in Lebanon having fled her…

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Refugee family’s close shave with ISIS

12 May 20172 comments

For Iraqi refugee Naseer Zakaria and his family just two hours meant the difference between freedom and slavery or death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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State budget provides support for CALD communities

3 May 20170 comments

The Victorian Government’s has again recognised the importance of cultural diversity and social cohesion in its 2016/17...

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Trump’s first 100 days – the fallout for US migration policy

2 May 20170 comments

To mark President Trump’s first 100 days in office, a leading migration think tank has issued a fact sheet that...

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UK’s refugee settlement system under fire

1 May 20170 comments

Thousands of refugees face homelessness and destitution in the UK because of the country’s ‘two-tier’ system of...

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Humanitarian catastrophe looms in Yemen

28 April 20170 comments

With more than three million people displaced and almost twenty million in need of protection or material assistance, the...

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