Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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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 death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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Finding family – a refugee’s journey back

11 May 20170 comments

As a young child Hamdi Ubeed was taken from her family by an ‘aunt’ who promised to remove her from the dangers of the then raging Somalian civil war.

The…

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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