Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Volunteer clocks up 20 years of service helping refugees, migrants

31 March 20200 comments

For twenty years Bernard Vancuylenburg has been volunteering to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English and settle in their new country.

A migrant himself, he has…

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Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

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Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

Dozens of refugee health professionals across the country stand ready to help out in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic should they be called on.

In Victoria, almost…

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Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

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Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

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Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

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Local AMES News

June 2015

AMES students get a taste of potential careers

1 June 20151 comment

About 50 students from AMES Youth 3 classes attended the Try a Trade event at Cranbourne Racecourse recently. Facilitated...

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May 2015

Migrant school mums learn English in friendly setting

29 May 20150 comments

AMES Footscray has joined with an order of Catholic nuns to provide newly arrived migrant and refugee mothers of...

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First aid course saves AMES student’s child

22 May 20150 comments

An AMES student was able to save her own daughter’s life because she had completed a first aid course organised...

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AMES students help restore wetlands

8 May 20150 comments

Footscray AMES students have participated in a replanting project at Altona Coastal Park as part of the Industry...

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