Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Saving Absaar – how Australia’s refugee system saved a boy’s life and rescued his family

29 October 20200 comments

Minutes after touching down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport in November last year, four-year-old Absaar Ahmad was carefully transferred to a waiting ambulance and rushed to the city’s…

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Refugee joins the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

29 October 20200 comments

As a 17-year-old Iranian refugee Ghanieh Daghagheleh made a dangerous boat journey seeking safety.

After years of struggle, she and her family have built a new life in…

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2020-21 COVID budget – what it means

7 October 20200 comments

There are significant implications in the 2020-21 federal budget for Australia’s migration and refugee settlement programs with population growth set to fall to its lowest level in…

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Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Latest Articles

September 2020

Chinese dissidents fear refoulement from Thailand

16 September 20200 comments

Chinese dissidents sheltering in Thailand fear being returned to their homeland as the Thai Government steps up cooperation...

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UK opting out of EU human rights safeguards

16 September 20200 comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks set to withdraw the nation from long-standing European human rights laws in a move...

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Humanitarian aid agencies facing creeping ‘criminalisation’

13 September 20200 comments

Humanitarian agencies have warned that an increasing number of countries are criminalising humanitarian work, often under...

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Deadly new Atlantic migrant route sees deaths spike

8 September 20200 comments

Migrants trying to reach Europe from Africa are being trafficked through a dangerous new route via the Atlantic Ocean...

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