Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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A new lease on life for refugee family

18 April 20170 comments

For Syrian refugees Tawfik and Ghunwa Mira settling in Melbourne has not just given them safety and a chance to rebuild their lives, it has also given them back…

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Solving the global refugee crisis

4 April 20172 comments

Two of the world’s leading experts on migration and human displacement have laid out a ten-point plan to fix the world’s burgeoning refugee crisis.

Oxford Univeristy professors Alexander Betts and…

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Political agreement on multiculturalism, migration

30 March 20170 comments

As debate around migration and refugees turns toxic around the globe, the two leaders of Australia’s major political parties have both outlined of the benefits of the nation’s migration…

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Young refugee’s passion to help his homeland

21 March 20170 comments

Somali-born refugee Omar Elmi has dreams that belie his tender years. The 17-year-old is studying horticulture and is the first Somali-born trainee taken on by Parks Victoria. He is driven by passion to help farmers and ordinary families in his homeland who face starvation because of a ‘once in a fifty-year’ drought.

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Volunteer making a difference in refugees’ lives

10 March 20170 comments

Patricia Weickhardt is an unsung hero of the suburbs. For twenty years, she has quietly gone about helping new migrants settle in Australia.

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Lead story

May 2016

Round-ball dreams: a refugee’s journey

19 May 20161 comment

As a boy living amid the chaos and violence of the Iraqi war and then as stateless refugee languishing in...

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April 2016

New migrants at risk of Aussie fast food culture – study

20 April 20160 comments

New migrants to Australia generally eat more healthy diets than the locals but many are dragged into bad habits by...

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Safe in the lucky country

19 April 20160 comments

Three days after arriving in Australia with his family Iraqi refugee Osama Butti went for a walk around the...

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Artist celebrates diversity

19 April 20160 comments

Former refugee and emerging artist Mehdi Jaghuri has created an art gallery devoted to diversity and inter-cultural...

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