Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Burundian refugee rises above war, disability to find a new life

28 August 20200 comments

The broad sunlit fruit blocks and paddocks of Mildura are a world away from forested hills of Burundi.

But for one Burundian refugee, life in the…

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Refugee’s battle to relaunch his career

28 August 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo left behind a comfortable life and a burgeoning career as a pharmacist when he fled his home in northern Iraq as ISIS militia…

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Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20201 comment

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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Lead story

September 2018

Studying and striving in wartime – a refugee’s story

5 September 20181 comment

Studying by candlelight in the bowels of an ancient convent as a bloody civil war raged around her, Jamila Alarkan...

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August 2018

Refugee’s long, difficult journey ends in Melbourne

6 August 20180 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz vividly remembers his first brush with death. As a seven-year-old he was sent by his...

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The population debate – what’s a stake

6 August 20180 comments

In just a matter of weeks, Australia’s population will reach 25 million; a milestone that has come around much quicker...

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July 2018

Scholarship recognises refugee’s passion for justice

6 July 20181 comment

An Afghan refugee brought up in a society that denied education to women has won a prestigious scholarship to Oxford...

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