Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee family finds deliverance

17 August 20170 comments

Eman Shashy and her family were the last to leave their village before ISIS arrived and destroyed it.

The family of Iraqi refugees had no vehicle and were forced to…

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CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20173 comments

Su Sullivan says her work supporting isolated and disadvantaged migrant women makes her feel like a big tree.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a tree. A big tree with its…

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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 the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is conscious 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 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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Lead story

August 2016

Forced to flee a lifetime of work: the story of a WWII veteran turned refugee

15 August 20162 comments

Danial Haron’s calloused and gnarled fingers tell the story of a life of hard, unremitting work. The 93-year-old Syrian...

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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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