Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Human rights at risk globally – UN chief

6 March 20190 comments

Human rights are under fire across the globe with civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms coming under threat from authoritarian rule and the rise of hate speech, according…

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Refugee finds a new life through music

18 February 20190 comments

Iranian refugee Hadi Mohammadi has carved out a “dream role” for himself playing and teaching music to residents in care homes in Melbourne’s north.

Hadi, who was part of AMES…

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Issam’s story

6 February 20190 comments

In the Victorian town of Warragul Dr Issam Muteir is a minor celebrity.

The specialist in General Medicine and Cardiology is originally from Iraq and came to Australia initially to…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

6 February 20190 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and feel it is important to mark Australia Day, according to a new survey.

Most newcomers…

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Refugee doctor’s search for a future

21 December 20180 comments

Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but it is better than tomorrow’.

He says it sums up the pain of a nation that has been wracked by war, repression and sectarian violence for decades.

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Fighting for his community – a refugee’s mission

21 December 20181 comment

The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of a refugee.

Almost two decades on, he is harnessing his memories of those experiences to develop mutual understanding between refugees and Australians.

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Millions of victims of human rights abuse in Venezuela

6 March 20190 comments

The number of refugees and migrants who have fled human rights abuse, violence and political and economic turmoil in...

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Vietnamese refugees face deportation from US

6 March 20190 comments

The Trump administration is seeking to deport thousands of Vietnamese refugees who have committed minor crimes even though...

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Human rights problematic in the West too

6 March 20190 comments

It’s not just in the ‘usual suspect’ countries of Africa, the Middle East and Asia where there are concerns about...

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Hiring refugees good for businesses

5 March 20190 comments

Companies that hire and successfully integrate refugees into their workforces benefit from higher retention rates, better...

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