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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Americans becoming more accepting of diversity – research

15 October 20200 comments

Americans are becoming more ethnically diverse and more positive about diversity, according to new data from the Pew...

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Awards honor refugee activists

15 October 20200 comments

A Colombian human rights activist helping young people recover from sexual violence and exploitation is this year’s UNHCR...

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Lessons on asylum policy from the ancient world

15 October 20200 comments

Images of endless lines of forlorn asylum seekers fleeing conflict and persecution would seem to be a phenomena of the...

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Hunger crisis in Uganda overshadows WFP Nobel Prize

15 October 20200 comments

A secondary humanitarian crisis is emerging in Uganda, where around half a million refugees are facing hunger and...

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