Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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Refugee finds a new life through music

18 February 20190 comments

Iranian refugee Hadi Mohammadi has carved out a “dream role” for himself playing and teaching music to residents in care homes in Melbourne’s north.

Hadi, who was part of AMES…

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Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity.

The specialist in General Medicine and Cardiology is originally from Iraq and came to Australia initially to…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to mark Australia Day, according to a new survey.

Most newcomers…

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Refugee doctor’s search for a future

21 December 20180 comments

Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but it is better than tomorrow’.

He says it sums up the pain of a nation that has been wracked by war, repression and sectarian violence for decades.

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Fighting for his community – a refugee’s mission

21 December 20181 comment

The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of a refugee.

Almost two decades on, he is harnessing his memories of those experiences to develop mutual understanding between refugees and Australians.

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October 2017

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....

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September 2017

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...

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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...

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August 2017

Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20171 comment

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it. The family...

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