Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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 20171 comment

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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Nhill’s refugee settlement story continues

1 September 20173 comments

An innovative program to resettle refuges at Nhill, a regional Victorian town, has moved into a second phase with more than a dozen businesses and organisations now employing workers…

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Refugee doctor desperate to rebuild his career

1 September 20171 comment

When ISIS started killing doctors and professionals and when the armed militias opposing them began demanding all of their money and possessions, Syrian medico Bashir Ahmad decided it was…

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Sector News

June 2015

Two refugees and a blonde: Using humour to break down refugee stereotypes (ABC)

17 June 20150 comments

Two refugees are using YouTube and humour to break down stereotypes by creating a 10 part web series called Two...

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Refugee Week shines light on migrant contributions to community

9 June 20150 comments

BERHAN Jaber arrived in Australia as a refugee and empty-handed. But the knowledge and life experience he brought with...

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Exhibition captures refugees’ contributions in Australia (SBS)

5 June 20150 comments

A photo exhibition that launched in Melbourne on Thursday is telling the stories of refugee communities and their...

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WA invests in languages education (SBS)

3 June 20150 comments

The WA government has announced, over the next year, $230,000 will go to improving the curriculum and teaching skills of...

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