Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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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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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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Early support improves migrant employment outcomes – study

28 April 20170 comments

Language courses geared to employment can be highly effective in getting migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds...

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Afghan refugees between a rock and hard place

20 April 20170 comments

Afghan refugees pressured by Pakistan to return to their strife-riven homeland face violence, hunger and homelessness,...

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New scholarships to support refugees

19 April 20173 comments

Two new scholarships for young people from refugee or asylum seeker backgrounds will help to support people newly arrived...

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