Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Federal budget –the good, the bad and the ugly

11 May 20170 comments

Like your generous but mad aunt at Christmas, there are things to like and dislike about the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

And there are important ramifications both positive and negative for…

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Finding family – a refugee’s journey back

11 May 20170 comments

As a young child Hamdi Ubeed was taken from her family by an ‘aunt’ who promised to remove her from the dangers of the then raging Somalian civil war.

The…

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The Changing Global Religious Landscape

19 April 20170 comments

Christians will be outnumbered by Muslims by 2035 as birth rates in Islamic countries outstrip those in the west, according to a new demographic analysis.

In recent years, more babies…

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Sector News

April 2015

Refugees volunteer to keep African restaurant Mu’ooz open in Brisbane (ABC)

21 April 20150 comments

A not-for-profit Brisbane restaurant that helps female African refugees hopes volunteers and diversification will help keep...

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AfroCare to tackle mental health issues in African-Australians (Herald Sun)

16 April 20150 comments

A YOUNG African-Australian is speaking up about mental health in her community. University student Tabotu Teklemariam is...

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Refugee substitutes work for volunteering in bid to help others (Leader Community Papers)

14 April 20150 comments

MAALEK Bobakraad does not let the fact he cannot work stop him from making a meaningful contribution to the community....

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Multiculturalism captured at Youth Week event (The Examiner)

14 April 20150 comments

SNAP happy youth promoted multiculturalism and diversity in Launceston Civic Square on Monday for National Youth Week....

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