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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Migration and the UN’ Sustainable Development Goals

10 February 20200 comments

Migration should be incorporated into planning for global sustainable development and used as tool to facilitate...

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Refugees finding it harder to resettle – UNHCR

10 February 20200 comments

The chances of displaced refugees being resettled in a third country are dwindling as the numbers in need of sanctuary...

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Groundswell of support for refugees across US

3 February 20200 comments

As US President Donald Trump continues to hollow out his nation’s refugee programs, local elected leaders across the...

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International court orders Myanmar to stop Rohingya genocide

3 February 20200 comments

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Myanmar to “take all measures within its power” to protect its...

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