Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Stories of the Rohingya

30 November 20170 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Rohingya community have shared their personal stories with iMPACT Magazine in a bid to highlight the plight of their compatriots who have become the victims of…

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Small acts of kindness making a big difference

23 November 20170 comments

The majestic Mountain Ash forests of the Dandenong Ranges are a long way from the mangrove swamps of Manus Island and the coral outcrops of Nauru.

But scattered among the…

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Iraqi doctor wants to contribute

31 October 20170 comments

As a doctor working in Iraq during the conflict there, Asseel Yako saved hundreds of lives.

His daily work was tending to battlefield wounds suffered by soldiers or militia members…

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Welcome to Carlton: Syrian family the latest chapter in an enduring migrant story

31 October 20173 comments

Akram Abouhamdan and his wife Joumana have just opened the first Syrian food shop on Lygon Street, in the historic Melbourne suburb of Carlton.

The shop – which sells Syrian…

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Documents reveal personal stories of life under Immigration Restriction Act

4 October 20170 comments

A new project is aiming to dig out documentation and archival records to build a picture of the lives of people who were victims of the notorious ‘White Australia…

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Migrant contributing as a volunteer

4 October 20172 comments

Iraqi migrant Nasir Ajmaya is using his own life experiences to help newcomers to Australia begin their lives here.

Nasir experienced war, the impoverishing impact of international sanctions against his…

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Sector News

June 2015

A year without bombs: Refugee schoolboy enjoying life in Australia (SBS)

24 June 20150 comments

In 2014 we met Noran Zahrooni, a six-year-old refugee who had just arrived in Australia from war-torn Syria, as he...

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My first week in Australia: Three refugees tell their stories (ABC)

22 June 20150 comments

From the difficulty of shopping to catching a bus, refugees speak about what it was like to settle in Melbourne...

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Illawarra celebrates its refugee community (Illawara Mercury)

17 June 20150 comments

They danced, sung and ate. But above all the TAFE Illawarra Wollongong students in the Adult Migrant English Program...

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‘We always live in fear’: Rohingya refugees speak out (SBS)

17 June 20150 comments

During World Refugee Week we speak to Australia’s Rohingya community who fear for their ‘stateless’...

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