Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee doctor’s search for a future

21 December 20180 comments

Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but it is better than tomorrow’.

He says it sums up the pain of a nation that has been wracked by war, repression and sectarian violence for decades.

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Fighting for his community – a refugee’s mission

21 December 20180 comments

The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of a refugee.

Almost two decades on, he is harnessing his memories of those experiences to develop mutual understanding between refugees and Australians.

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Sudanese refugee’s long walk to safety

23 November 20181 comment

As a small boy Peter Kon was forced on a month-long march across rugged bushland away from his family and village.

For the next 18-years a refugee camp would be his home and disease, starvation and death his constant companions.

But the South Sudanese refugee refused to give up his dream of a future.

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Finding safety and opportunity – a refugee’s journey

23 November 20180 comments

“This country gave me everything that I dreamed of as a little girl but could never have achieved in my homeland.”

This is how Kosovar-Albanian refugee Mirisha Bowler sums up the experience of fleeing her war-torn homeland and building a new life in Australia.

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Australia’s cultural diversity deepening and widening – Census data finds

21 November 20180 comments

A new swathe of data from the 2016 Census has produced an updated snapshot of Australia’s changing cultural diversity.

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Global migration climbing – snapshot study finds

16 October 20180 comments

An estimated 258 million people currently live in a country other than that of their birth, a figure that is up from 173 million in 2000, and 102 million in 1980, according to the latest world snapshot of migration data.

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Refugees add economic and social capital to regional communities – study

7 October 20182 comments

The settlement of refugees at Bendigo, in central Victoria, has contributed economically and culturally to the life of the...

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Temporary skilled migration tipped to ease population woes

7 October 20180 comments

Diverting new migrants away from Sydney and Melbourne will only have a marginal effect on population growth and draw...

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Europeans support refugees but not their own leadership on the issue

7 October 20180 comments

Most citizens of European Union nations support taking in refugees but they disapprove of how the EU has handled the...

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Refugee kids miss out on school – report

7 October 20180 comments

Almost four million refugee children aged between 5 and 17 did not have the opportunity to attend school last year,...

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