Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A town’s worth of Afghan evacuees settled in Victoria

17 December 20210 comments

Afghan refugee evacuees equivalent to the population of a medium-sized Victorian town have been supported to settle in Victoria since the Taliban seized control of the beleaguered… Read Full Article

Afghan evacuee Jalal Ahmadzai writes about how hope endures despite the fact that the Taliban’s seizure of power has left the dreams of an entire generation in tatters

17 December 20210 comments

Abrupt change, uncertainty and the unknown often strike fear into the hearts of humans. When events take a turn for the worse at a time when one… Read Full Article

Refugees’ book tells of Afghanistan’s tragedy

17 December 20210 comments

A recently arrived Afghan evacuee couple is writing a book on his experiences as the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul and he was forced to… Read Full Article

Human displacement soared as borders slammed shut – UN report

3 December 20210 comments

The world has seen a dramatic increase in internal displacement due to disasters, conflict, persecution and violence at a time when global mobility has been almost completely… Read Full Article

Evacuated Afghan refugees feel safe and welcome – survey

2 December 20210 comments

Afghan refugees evacuated to Australia amid the Taliban’s takeover of their homeland overwhelmingly feel safe, supported and optimistic about their futures, a new survey has found.

But they… Read Full Article

Afghan family’s double ‘miracle’

2 December 20210 comments

For Afghan refugee Atefa Ibrahimi, arriving in Australia has been a double miracle.

The first piece of fortune was being able to get her family into Kabul’s airport… Read Full Article

Sector News

April 2016

Safe at last – They’re among the first of the ‘lucky’ 12,000 to arrive. So how were Osama Butti and his family chosen, and what do they make of their new home?

18 April 20160 comments

He believes in God and he believes in us, the Australians who helped make his children safe. He’s travelled so...

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August 2015

Migrant women work together to create a productive space (Leader)

5 August 20150 comments

AN IMPRESSIVE CV including three degrees and a successful career as a communications expert and business administrator...

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July 2015

Journey to Australia explored in refugee artwork (ABC)

27 July 20150 comments

After years in a refugee camp a Bendigo woman uses art to relive her journey to Australia. Read more:...

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Refugees share their stories from war-torn Middle East to asylum in Australia (Daily Telegraph)

15 July 20150 comments

Former refugees who now call western Sydney home share their stories in a bid to eradicate stereotypes and put a...

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