Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

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 20171 comment

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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Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20173 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Polaroid photos capture the tragedy of refugee crisis

1 September 20170 comments

A stunning and thought provoking series of still pictures has emerged from a UNICEF initiative to raise money for its...

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BBC World Service increases its global reach

1 September 20170 comments

The BBC’s World Service has launching its biggest expansion in 70 years with 12 new language services delivering news...

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World’s oldest refugee refused asylum

1 September 20170 comments

A 106-year-old refugee – said to be the world’s eldest – is set to be sent back to Afghanistan by...

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Kung Fu soccer arrives in Melbourne

1 September 20170 comments

Melbourne is set to get its first Sepak Takraw or ‘Cane Ball’ tournament with the completion of Victoria’s first...

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