Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee volunteers supporting COVID-19 victims

21 May 20200 comments

Refugee volunteers are helping out at a new community initiative in Melbourne’s north is supporting vulnerable people to get through the financial difficulties brought by the COVID-19…

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Refugee family grateful and happy to isolate

30 April 20200 comments

A family of Iraqi refugees has just completed two-week of self-isolation since arriving in Australia after the March 15 COVID-19 pandemic curfew.

But the ordeal of being cooped…

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Refugees, migrants bearing the brunt of COVID crisis – survey

30 April 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are more worried and feel more vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 virus crisis than ordinary Australians, according…

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Migrant family’s history unearthed

23 April 20200 comments

A random quiz question has helped Anita Lussetti unearth new and poignant information about her family’s history.

A Case Manager with migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES Australia,…

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Emerging humanitarian crises

23 April 20200 comments

As we live through what is a major humanitarian crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic reaching into every corner the globe, fears are ramping up among civil society…

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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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Migrants making Australia’s population younger – ABS

30 April 20200 comments

Almost a third of Australians were born overseas with 7.5 million migrants living permanently across the nation, according...

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Number of internally displaced persons tops 50 million

30 April 20200 comments

The number of internally displaced people (IDPs) around the world has reached an all-time high of 50.8 million, according...

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Refugees most vulnerable to COVID-19 crisis – JHU expert

28 April 20200 comments

Millions of refugees across the world lack almost all of the material and circumstances needed to protect them from...

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Europe’s asylum systems tested by COVID-19 crisis

28 April 20200 comments

Europe’s asylum systems have been thrown into chaos by the COVID-19 pandemic with social distancing rules causing havoc...

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