Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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.

Read Full Article

Starting over – a refugee’s journey of self discovery

27 September 20182 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.

Read Full Article

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.

Read Full Article

Refugee’s long, difficult journey ends in Melbourne

6 August 20180 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz vividly remembers his first brush with death.

As a seven-year-old he was sent by his family to buy bread at a shop just 100 metres from his home.

Read Full Article

The population debate – what’s a stake

6 August 20180 comments

In just a matter of weeks, Australia’s population will reach 25 million; a milestone that has come around much quicker than expected.

Twenty years ago, there were estimates that our population wouldn’t hit the 25 million mark until 2041.

Read Full Article

Scholarship recognises refugee’s passion for justice

6 July 20181 comment

An Afghan refugees brought up in a society that denied education to women has won a prestigious scholarship to Oxford University.

Sitarah Mohammadi was eight years old when she first learnt to read and write. As a child, she was told that girls and women didn’t need an education.

Read Full Article

Sound Bite

July 2017

A refugee tale of two cities

31 July 20170 comments

Karen refugees Hsar and Isaac grew up in the same camp on the Thai-Burma border. Their friendship has continued through...

Read More

June 2017

Karla and Greta

27 June 20174 comments

Syrian sisters Karla and Greta Medawar who were recently resettled in Melbourne take us on a video tour of their...

Read More

May 2017

AMES Australia Cup

31 May 20170 comments

Take a look at all the action from the 2017 Game On! AMES Cup held at Whitten Oval.  

Read More

April 2017

AMES Australia Netball Youth Cup

20 April 20171 comment

More than 200 young migrants and refugees from AMES Australia’s youth program displayed skill, speed, teamwork and...

Read More