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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Media Releases

June 2015

Media Release: jobactive employment service launches

26 June 20150 comments

AMES is pleased to be part of the Federal Government’s jobactive employment initiative and will continue to work to...

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Media Release: Photo exhibition highlights rich cultures of refugee communities

5 June 20150 comments

A stunning new photographic exhibition offers a unique window into the lives and stories of some of Australia’s newest...

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Media Release: Safe haven visas offer hope to asylum seekers

3 June 20150 comments

Leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES has welcomed the implementation of Australia’s new Safe Haven...

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May 2015

Media Release: State Budget recognises the value of cultural diversity

6 May 20150 comments

Victoria’s leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES has welcomed the Victorian Government’s recognition of...

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