Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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Sector News

July 2015

Helen Kapalos named Victoria’s new multicultural commissioner (The Age)

15 July 20150 comments

Television presenter and journalist Helen Kapalos​ has been appointed Victoria’s new multicultural commissioner....

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Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai celebrates 18th birthday opening school for Syrian refugees, calling on leaders to invest in ‘books not bullets’

13 July 20150 comments

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon by opening a...

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NBA all-star shows South Sudanese Australians the path to success (SBS)

10 July 20150 comments

From Sudanese refugee to NBA all-star, Luol Deng has walked the path that many kids in Melbourne’s refugee community...

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Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers

7 July 20150 comments

While the EU continues to squabble over who should bear the greatest responsibility for asylum seekers arriving in Europe...

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