Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Courage and resilience revealed in a smile

20 January 20170 comments

They say a smile is the light in the window of your soul. For Karen refugee Eh Hta Dah Shee, his beaming face belies a lifetime of struggle, deprivation and hardship.

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Rising above violence and racism

19 December 20162 comments

If Indian migrant Sravan Threerthala had turned his back on Australia after a drug-affected teenage thug plunged a large screwdriver through his temple in an unprovoked attack in 2009, no one would have blamed him.

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Canada’s refugee policy – reality versus rhetoric

15 December 20161 comment

A year ago Canada was hailed as a humanitarian exemplar for opening its doors to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, but Canadians are learning  that was just the easy part.

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Global youth development – a long haul

17 November 20160 comments

A new snapshot of global youth and their social and economic circumstances has painted a picture of slow improvement and large gaps between wealthy and poor nations.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bombs, threats, executions – life under ISIS

17 November 20161 comment

A Melbourne refugee family recently resettled here from Syria have told of the horror, barbarism and fear that became everyday life in an area controlled by ISIS extremists.

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Changing the lives of refugee women in Indonesia

17 November 20162 comments

Going beyond the fabric, a not-for-profit social enterprise is making a difference to the lives of refugee women living in Indonesia.

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Corporates stepping up in refugee crisis

20 January 20170 comments

Many of the world’s biggest companies are constantly under fire in the media over issues like tax evasion, obscene...

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Abuse and exploitation of foreign domestic workers rising

20 January 20170 comments

The abuse and exploitation of foreign domestic workers is a growing issue and one exacerbated by increasing numbers of...

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Diversity not reflected in TV drama, study finds

20 January 20170 comments

Australian television drama is failing to portray people from culturally diverse groups in its representations of the wider...

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US reverses Cuban emigree policy

20 January 20170 comments

The US has suddenly ended the long standing arrangement that meant migrants fleeing Cuba who were able to reach America...

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