Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Appeal launched to help Venezuelan refugees

18 November 20190 comments

International aid agencies have launched an appeal to raise $US1.35 billion to address the humanitarian needs of Venezuelan...

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Immigration a focus for NZ government policy

18 November 20190 comments

New Zealand is emerging as leading destination for migrants. Migration added a net 56,000 people to New Zealand’s...

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Genomes reveal startling diversity in the ancient world

18 November 20190 comments

A new study shows that the ancient world was much more culturally diverse than previously thought. The analysis of DNA...

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Breaking the cycles of conflict, poverty and migration

18 November 20190 comments

The West needs to address poverty and conflict in the developing world and reorder its thinking and priorities or the...

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