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

August 2016

Refugees the true heroes of Rio

10 August 20161 comment

Amid the furore around drug cheats being allowed to compete, security failures, non-existent plumbing and all pervasive...

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Swapping class notes – students and migrants learn from each other

5 August 20162 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are learning English with the help of high school students who act as tutors and...

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Refugee Melbourne: a snapshot of resettlement

4 August 20160 comments

The first comprehensive picture of the settlement of refugees across Melbourne has emerged from a new study that reveals...

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July 2016

Conflict, cancer and cruelty – a refugee family’s journey

19 July 20161 comment

Escaping a desperate gun battle, beating breast cancer in a war zone and living for months in a cramped single...

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