Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Snapshots of multicultural lives

3 June 20200 comments

A group of people newly arrived in Australia have written short pieces about aspects of their lives here in Melbourne and in their home countries as part…

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Refugee businesses weathering COVID-19 downturn

3 June 20200 comments

Refugee-run businesses are proving resilient and innovative in the face of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows.

An audit of small businesses last…

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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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Latest Articles

June 2020

Refugee leader employing community members

3 June 20200 comments

One of the first Karen refugees to settle at Nhill in western Victoria was Kaw Doh Htoo. He lived in...

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Teenage refugee a Collins Street CEO

3 June 20200 comments

At just 17 Fadi Abo is the founder and CEO of an international cosmetics business with a six figure turnover....

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Refugee business giving back

3 June 20200 comments

When Attalah Abo arrived in Australia as a refugee from the conflict in his Syrian homeland, he made two vows....

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US public health experts call for end to COVID-19 deportations

3 June 20200 comments

A group of more than 30 leading US public health experts have called on the Trump administration to withdraw an...

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