Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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COVID could lead to spike in hunger, migration among the displaced – UN report

12 November 20200 comments

Irregular migration could spike around the globe as the COVID-19 pandemic increases hunger and food insecurity, according...

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Biden administration to makeover US immigration policy

12 November 20200 comments

The administration of US President elect Joe Biden is set to reverse many his predecessor’s immigration policies, experts...

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UN’s Triggs hits out at nations denying asylum under the guise of COVID

12 November 20200 comments

United Nations refugee protection chief and former Australian Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs has hit out at nations...

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New report reveals countries most welcoming to refugees

11 November 20200 comments

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have received the most refugees over the past decade, according to new data from the...

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