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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News from AMES Australia

23 April 20200 comments

In-language videos help in the fight against the COVID-19 virus AMES Australia is producing and posting online...

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New initiative streamlining refugee settlement

22 April 20201 comment

Refugees are being supported to settle and find work faster and more sustainably thanks to a new settlement support...

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Migrants key to economic recovery – expert

18 April 20200 comments

The biggest population decline in Australia’s history may have begun as a result of the COVID-19 crisis with 300,000...

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Misinformation, hatred spreading in wake of COVID-19 crisis

18 April 20200 comments

Online hatred is going viral in what the UN calls a ‘dangerous epidemic of misinformation’ as a direct result of...

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