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…

Read Full Article

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…

Read Full Article

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…

Read Full Article

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…

Read Full Article

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…

Read Full Article

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…

Read Full Article

Local AMES News

March 2014

A cultural affair

28 March 20140 comments

In celebration of Diversity Week, the Multicultural Hub and City of Melbourne hosted the Community Cultural Fair on...

Read More

Free bike tours for asylum seeker clients

21 March 20140 comments

AMES asylum seeker clients are enjoying free bike tours of Melbourne’s city centre thanks to a partnership with...

Read More

Settlement forum builds bridges among service providers

21 March 20140 comments

More than twenty service providers and twenty representatives from the new commonwealth Department of Social Services...

Read More

AMES ASAS clients jamming their way to success

14 March 20140 comments

With the help of AMES case workers, a group of talented Iranian musicians have formed an exciting new band called...

Read More