Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Twenty refugees displaced every minute – UN report

20 June 20170 comments

The global refugee crisis continues to escalate despite peace agreements and a slow-down in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, a new report says.

The number of displaced people across…

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Refugee’s art provides economic and emotional sustenance

9 June 20170 comments

Sketching portraits of shoppers and festival goers earned Syrian refugee Nouha Saigh just enough money to feed her family and pay the rent.

Nearly destitute in Lebanon having fled her…

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Refugee family’s close shave with ISIS

12 May 20172 comments

For Iraqi refugee Naseer Zakaria and his family just two hours meant the difference between freedom and slavery or death.

As ISIS fighters approached his home city of Qaraqosh, in…

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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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Finding family – a refugee’s journey back

11 May 20170 comments

As a young child Hamdi Ubeed was taken from her family by an ‘aunt’ who promised to remove her from the dangers of the then raging Somalian civil war.

The…

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The Changing Global Religious Landscape

19 April 20170 comments

Christians will be outnumbered by Muslims by 2035 as birth rates in Islamic countries outstrip those in the west, according to a new demographic analysis.

In recent years, more babies…

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Sound Bite

June 2016

Heartlands 2016 Arts Project : Stories from Refugee Youth

17 June 20160 comments

The Heartlands 2016 Arts Project focuses on ten young people from refugee backgrounds who use the film medium to tell...

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April 2016

Refugee success stories

21 April 20166 comments

For decades migrants have been among Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs. Here are two recent success stories.

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March 2016

Nail Aykan – Head of the Islamic Council of Victoria

23 March 20163 comments

Head of the Islamic Council of Victoria Nail Aykan talks about the issues facing his community. Acknowledgements for...

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February 2016

Meet multi-talented South Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai

22 February 20160 comments

Multi-talented South Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai came to Australia as a refugee fleeing the brutal and interminable civil war...

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