Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Volunteer clocks up 20 years of service helping refugees, migrants

31 March 20200 comments

For twenty years Bernard Vancuylenburg has been volunteering to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English and settle in their new country.

A migrant himself, he has…

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Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

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Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

Dozens of refugee health professionals across the country stand ready to help out in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic should they be called on.

In Victoria, almost…

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Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

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Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

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Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

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Migrant kids excelling at school

27 March 20200 comments

Children of migrants are doing better than English-speaking students in writing and spelling, according to the latest...

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COVID-19 a cover for repression – study says

27 March 20200 comments

Authorities worldwide are using the coronavirus pandemic as a pretext to crack down on human rights for political purposes,...

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Agencies fear for refugees as pandemic grows

27 March 20200 comments

Aid agencies have called on the global community to include refugees and displaced people in the global response to the...

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Migrant death on the Mediterranean top 20,000

20 March 20200 comments

The migrant death toll in the Mediterranean Sea has risen to 20,014 since 2014 following tragic foundering of a vessel...

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