Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

CALD community young leader has big plans

24 July 20170 comments

At just 21 Hamsa Farah has dabbled in politics, become a leader in his community and plans to work to save the barrier reef.

The RMIT student was born in…

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Helping migrant spouses – one women’s vocation

11 July 20170 comments

Su Sullivan says her work supporting isolated and disadvantaged migrant women makes her feel like a big tree.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m a tree. A big tree with its…

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Ramadan gaining acceptance in Australia

26 June 20170 comments

Nial Aykan rushes into the interview room out of breath. Having just climbed two flights of stairs, the head of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) is conscious of…

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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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Sector News

April 2015

Refugee family’s lifelong friendship right to the end (Herald Sun)

13 April 20150 comments

WHEN Amira Younan and her family arrived in Melbourne in 1992, the refugees who fled war-torn Iraq had almost nothing....

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Iran return for failed asylum seekers (SBS)

13 April 20150 comments

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visits Iran next week to press the government to accept back Iranian asylum seekers found...

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A full inquiry is needed into detention regime (The Age)

9 April 20150 comments

Yet again, there is cause for Australians to be profoundly disturbed about the federal government’s management of...

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Study reveals migrants’ views on Australian democracy (SBS)

8 April 20150 comments

A new survey has found immigrants to Australia share similar values to people born here, but feel less able to...

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