Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20170 comments

Su Sullivan says her work supporting isolated and disadvantaged migrant women makes her feel like a big tree.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a tree. A big tree with its…

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Ramadan gaining acceptance in Australia

26 June 20170 comments

Nial Aykan rushes into the interview room out of breath. Having just climbed two flights of stairs, the head of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is conscious of…

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Twenty refugees displaced every minute – UN report

20 June 20170 comments

The global refugee crisis continues to escalate despite peace agreements and a slow-down in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, a new report says.

The number of displaced people across…

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Refugee’s art provides economic and emotional sustenance

9 June 20170 comments

Sketching portraits of shoppers and festival goers earned Syrian refugee Nouha Saigh just enough money to feed her family and pay the rent.

Nearly destitute in Lebanon having fled her…

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Refugee family’s close shave with ISIS

12 May 20172 comments

For Iraqi refugee Naseer Zakaria and his family just two hours meant the difference between freedom and slavery or death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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July 2017

Australia to join UN human rights body

27 July 20170 comments

Australia looks set to fill one of two vacancies on the United Nations Human Rights Council following France’s...

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Mapping global population

27 July 20170 comments

More than a billion people were added to the world’s population over the past 12 years, bringing the total population...

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Australia’s workforce would shrink without migrants – study

27 July 20170 comments

Migration is having a dramatic and positive impact on Australia’s workforce, according to a new study. In the last...

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Human rights explained to refugees

21 July 20170 comments

A Human Rights training initiative is helping refugees new to Australia understand their rights and the protections they...

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