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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EU accused of paying to keep asylum seekers away

3 February 20200 comments

The European Union (EU) has been paying other countries to keep migrants away from its shores effectively using aid...

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Early North Americans were more diverse than we thought

3 February 20200 comments

The earliest humans in North America were far more diverse than previously thought with evidence they came from the...

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UK removes protections for child refugees

3 February 20200 comments

One of the results of Boris Johnson’s election win in the UK elections was that protections for unaccompanied child...

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New Allende novel inspired by refugee stories

3 February 20200 comments

A new book by acclaimed author Isabel Allende is an epic story of displacement, the search for a home and...

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