Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

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Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

Dozens of refugee health professionals across the country stand ready to help out in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic should they be called on.

In Victoria, almost…

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Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

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Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

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Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

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Refugee portraits tell of women’s strength and individuality

20 February 20200 comments

A new series of eye-catching portraits that celebrate the individuality of refugee women is creating a buzz in the art...

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Women asylum seekers left destitute in the UK – report

20 February 20200 comments

Women fleeing persecution and sexual violence are being left destitute and impoverished in Britain without access to...

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Are the Japanese warming to migrants, refugees?

19 February 20200 comments

Japan’s history and reputation as an insular country unwelcoming of foreigners may by about to change. A recent poll...

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Fresh Syrian exodus feared

19 February 20200 comments

There are fears of a fresh exodus of hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of Syrian refugees as the conflict...

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