Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Sudanese refugee’s long walk to safety

23 November 20180 comments

As a small boy Peter Kon was forced on a month-long march across rugged bushland away from his family and village.

For the next 18-years a refugee camp would be his home and disease, starvation and death his constant companions.

But the South Sudanese refugee refused to give up his dream of a future.

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Finding safety and opportunity – a refugee’s journey

23 November 20180 comments

“This country gave me everything that I dreamed of as a little girl but could never have achieved in my homeland.”

This is how Kosovar-Albanian refugee Mirisha Bowler sums up the experience of fleeing her war-torn homeland and building a new life in Australia.

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Australia’s cultural diversity deepening and widening – Census data finds

21 November 20180 comments

A new swathe of data from the 2016 Census has produced an updated snapshot of Australia’s changing cultural diversity.

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Global migration climbing – snapshot study finds

16 October 20180 comments

An estimated 258 million people currently live in a country other than that of their birth, a figure that is up from 173 million in 2000, and 102 million in 1980, according to the latest world snapshot of migration data.

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Starting over – a refugee’s journey of self discovery

27 September 20184 comments

When a friend told Joseph Youhana his name was on a death list pinned to the wall of a mosque in his home town, he knew his life had changed forever.

The young Iraqi student’s idyllic life in the ancient and beautiful city of Mosul – in the country’s fertile north – was over and at the moment he became a refugee.

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Studying and striving in wartime – a refugee’s story

5 September 20181 comment

Studying by candlelight in the bowels of an ancient convent as a bloody civil war raged around her, Jamila Alarkan stuck doggedly to her dream of becoming an engineer.

The Syrian refugee endured the effects of war, sickness and physical injury to pursue an education and the chance of a bright future.

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Local AMES News

August 2014

AMES students land hospitality jobs

1 August 20140 comments

For Erminio Yap and Htun Htun, students from AMES West Hub, getting up at 5.30am was just the start of their...

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July 2014

AMES students kick goals at Etihad

25 July 20140 comments

Dozens of AMES students competed in half-time football games at Etihad Stadium last Sunday as part of the AFL’s...

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AMES students to grace Etihad Stadium

18 July 20140 comments

Dozens of AMES students will take centre stage at Etihad Stadium on Sunday as part of the AFL’s Multicultural Round....

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June 2014

AMES students tread the boards

30 June 20140 comments

This week five AMES students from our South Hub staged performances of a show written by them and fellow students...

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