Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Last man out – the plumber who closed up Australia’s embassy in Kabul

30 October 20210 comments

‘Najaf’ was the last man to leave the Australian embassy in Kabul when it closed in late May this year.

As the building’s plumber and handyman, it was… Read Full Article

Minister’s phone call put Afghan family on flight to safety

30 October 20210 comments

A prominent Afghan journalist, now settled in Victoria after fleeing his homeland, has told how federal Minister Senator Linda Reynolds played a personal role in getting his… Read Full Article

First baby born to Afghan airlift refugees

30 October 20210 comments

An Afghan couple evacuated by air from Kabul in mid-August as the Taliban took control have had a baby born in Melbourne.

‘Shafiq’ and his wife ‘Amira’ welcomed… Read Full Article

Victorians step up to support Afghan refugees

7 October 20210 comments

Victorian businesses, community groups and individuals have come out in droves to support newly arrived Afghan refugees who were evacuated from Kabul last month with offers clothing,… Read Full Article

Afghan family’s incredible journey celebrated in emotional reunion

7 October 20210 comments

Afghani women ‘Amina’* is an unlikely superhero.

The diminutive, bespectacled Hazara woman brought her three children out of Afghanistan and to safety in Australia despite not having complete… Read Full Article

‘The game of their lives’ – how the Afghan women’s soccer team lived to play again

7 October 20210 comments

The Afghan women’s soccer team should currently be competing in Asian Cup qualifiers taking on other national teams from Central Asia and the Middle East.

Instead, they have… Read Full Article

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Afghanistan on the brink of economic collapse – UN

1 December 20210 comments

Conflict and insecurity, drought, COVID-19 and an economy in freefall are driving increased levels of poverty and pushing...

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Bid to unite Afghan communities in Australia

1 December 20210 comments

The conflict and disintegration of democracy and equality in Afghanistan over recent months is due, at least in part, to...

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Long walk to support refugees

1 December 20210 comments

Refugee advocate Ivor Houston has spent six months trekking 4,000 kilometres across Australia to raise funds for refugees...

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Global battle for skilled migrants underway

1 December 20210 comments

As the global economy recovers from the COVId-19 pandemic, Australia faces an international battle to attract the skilled...

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