Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

From Kinshasa to Korea – a refugee’s journey

19 February 20180 comments

As almost the only black man walking the streets of the South Korean capital Seoul, Congolese refugee Yiombi Thona saw first-hand race-based prejudice, fear and scorn.

But with courage, hard work, perseverance and a liberal dose of his idiosyncratic humour, he has made a success of his own life while at the same time educating Koreans about the difficulties faced by refugees.

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Refugee family’s flight from hell

29 January 20184 comments

Until war came to their country Hassan and Shaza Matni had perfect lives.

Living in the centre of the beautiful and ancient city of Homs, the couple had successful careers – Hassan as an engineer and Shaza as an architect.

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Global food crisis looming in 2018

18 January 20181 comment

The world’s unprecedented refugee crisis has morphed into something more intractable and potentially more deadly as a record number of people face famine and starvation across the world in…

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From refugee to park ranger

20 December 20170 comments

A young refugee has recently been appointed as a full time Ranger with Parks Victoria, in what is believed to be an Australian first.

Hsar Thein is originally from Burma…

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Surviving ISIS – a refugee’s story

20 December 20170 comments

Syrian refugee ‘George’ survived a year as a captive of ISIS treated brutally, constantly threatened with death and not knowing the fate of his wife and daughter.

Now safe and…

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Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20171 comment

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Local AMES News

May 2014

Refugees introduced to RCH

13 May 20140 comments

Refugee families are being offered tours of the Royal Children’s Hospital to introduce them to the hospital’s services...

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AMES students bowling along

12 May 20140 comments

More than twenty AMES youth students have taken part in a lawn bowls pilot program over the past two weeks...

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AMES youth students explore job opportunities

10 May 20140 comments

Around twenty AMES students from Dandenong and Noble Park recently attended a migrant youth employment forum at Monash...

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April 2014

A day at the zoo to celebrate cultural diversity

4 April 20140 comments

About 250 students from AMES West Hub spent a day at Werribee Open Range Zoo on March 20, courtesy of...

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