Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

From Kinshasa to Korea – a refugee’s journey

19 February 20180 comments

As almost the only black man walking the streets of the South Korean capital Seoul, Congolese refugee Yiombi Thona saw first-hand race-based prejudice, fear and scorn.

But with courage, hard work, perseverance and a liberal dose of his idiosyncratic humour, he has made a success of his own life while at the same time educating Koreans about the difficulties faced by refugees.

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Refugee family’s flight from hell

29 January 20184 comments

Until war came to their country Hassan and Shaza Matni had perfect lives.

Living in the centre of the beautiful and ancient city of Homs, the couple had successful careers – Hassan as an engineer and Shaza as an architect.

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Global food crisis looming in 2018

18 January 20181 comment

The world’s unprecedented refugee crisis has morphed into something more intractable and potentially more deadly as a record number of people face famine and starvation across the world in…

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From refugee to park ranger

20 December 20170 comments

A young refugee has recently been appointed as a full time Ranger with Parks Victoria, in what is believed to be an Australian first.

Hsar Thein is originally from Burma…

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Surviving ISIS – a refugee’s story

20 December 20170 comments

Syrian refugee ‘George’ survived a year as a captive of ISIS treated brutally, constantly threatened with death and not knowing the fate of his wife and daughter.

Now safe and…

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Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20171 comment

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Lead story

June 2017

Ramadan gaining acceptance in Australia

26 June 20170 comments

Nial Aykan rushes into the interview room out of breath. Having just climbed two flights of stairs, the head of...

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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...

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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...

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May 2017

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...

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