Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20171 comment

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20173 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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November 2017

UN report holds lesson for the world on refugee displacement

16 November 20170 comments

Refugees entering Europe are being unduly and illegally criminalised by local authorities, denied the right to due process...

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Australia facing skills crisis

15 November 20171 comment

  Innes Willox, whose organisation represents 60,000 businesses which employ a million Australians, says access to...

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New map shows settlement trends of refugees in the US

15 November 20170 comments

A new interactive map gives a fascinating insight into how the source of refugees to the US has shifted dramatically...

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Brexit already causing farm losses in UK

15 November 20170 comments

Fruit and vegetable crops are being left to rot on British farms because of a shortage of labour blamed on...

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