Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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 20170 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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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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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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