Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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Finding family – a refugee’s journey back

11 May 20170 comments

As a young child Hamdi Ubeed was taken from her family by an ‘aunt’ who promised to remove her from the dangers of the then raging Somalian civil war.


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The Changing Global Religious Landscape

19 April 20170 comments

Christians will be outnumbered by Muslims by 2035 as birth rates in Islamic countries outstrip those in the west, according to a new demographic analysis.

In recent years, more babies…

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June 2016

Heartlands films a window on the refugee experience

15 June 20160 comments

A new series of short films is giving audiences a rare perspective on the refugee experience by presenting intensely...

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History in reverse – Europeans sought safe havens in the Middle East

10 June 20160 comments

It is a quirk of history and the almost diametrical reverse of the current influx of refugees into Europe –...

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Escape from the ‘killing fields’ – a refugee journey

4 June 20162 comments

Sitting on his father’s shoulders walking through rice paddies littered with bodies left behind by brutal Khmer Rouge...

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May 2016

Kenya’s expulsion of refugees a catastrophe in the making

19 May 20160 comments

The Kenyan government’s announcement that it will attempt to close all of the country’s refugee camps, including the...

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