Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20171 comment

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20173 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Local AMES News

May 2015

AMES students embrace Doggies’ CALDplay program

1 May 20150 comments

More than 70 youth students from AMES Footscray, Werribee and St Albans have begun an AFL football orientation and...

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April 2015

AMES students learn hospitality skills

27 April 20150 comments

​Footscray AMES Hospitality Class had its first session at William Angliss Institute (WAI) on Tuesday 14 April. Students...

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March 2015

Community Cultural Fair celebrates Melbourne’s diversity

30 March 20150 comments

​Over 1000 people attended last week’s Community Cultural Fair, hosted for the third year at the Multicultural Hub, in...

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Volunteer tutoring builds firm friendships

23 March 20150 comments

For Ann Nicol volunteering with AMES gives her a glimpse into diverse cultures and a chance to help people. The...

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