Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Burundian refugee rises above war, disability to find a new life

28 August 20200 comments

The broad sunlit fruit blocks and paddocks of Mildura are a world away from forested hills of Burundi.

But for one Burundian refugee, life in the…

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Refugee’s battle to relaunch his career

28 August 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo left behind a comfortable life and a burgeoning career as a pharmacist when he fled his home in northern Iraq as ISIS militia…

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Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20201 comment

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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Sound Bite

July 2020

Digital Learning for New Australians

31 July 20200 comments

Settlement agency AMES Australia is using digital resources to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English.

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June 2020

The barber of Brunswick

4 June 20200 comments

A passion for business, hairstyling and the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick is fuelling Iranian refugee Iman Tajrishi’s new...

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April 2020

“Don’t give up, give back”

30 April 20200 comments

Inspirational asylum seeker Abdul Razzaq is supporting other asylum seekers through a remarkable cricket project.

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Refugee artist commemorates ANZAC Day

30 April 20200 comments

Young refugee artist Shegofa Rahimi has produced a solemn but colourful artwork that commemorates ANZAC Day. See how she...

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