Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Australia remains resilient in the face of COVID – Scanlon report

16 February 20210 comments

The latest Scanlon Foundation report on social cohesion in Australia has produced some surprisingly positive results in the face of the social and psychological impact of the… Read Full Article

Melbourne Burmese minorities fear coup will bring more suffering

16 February 20210 comments

Burmese minority communities in Melbourne say they are worried about the future of their compatriots at home in the wake of the Burmese military coup.

As the Burmese… Read Full Article

Melbourne Syrians supporting victims of war and COVID at home

29 January 20210 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Syrian community have launched a campaign to support the children of families in Syria who are falling into poverty and destitution as a result… Read Full Article

Human rights under siege – global report

28 January 20210 comments

The latest annual report on global human rights has called on the incoming Biden administration in the US to restore support for human rights and embed it… Read Full Article

Refugees, migrants optimistic about COVID recovery – survey

23 December 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are now feeling safer and more confident that the worst of then COVID-19 pandemic is over in Australia but they report being… Read Full Article

Opportunity and a new life for refugee family

23 December 20200 comments

Bushra Mansour and her family are what successful refugee settlement in Australia looks like.

Four years after arriving in Australia, the family has bought a house in Craigieburn,… Read Full Article

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Humanitarian outlook for 2021

2 March 20210 comments

With borders slammed shut, jobs lost and aid increasingly difficult to deliver, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated...

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Melbourne population growth takes a COVID hit

2 March 20210 comments

Melbourne’s population will flat line this year because the COVID pandemic has halted overseas immigration, according to...

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COVID a cover for repression – human rights report

2 March 20210 comments

More than 80 governments have used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to silence critics and adopt new repressive laws...

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Asylum debate fires up in council chamber

2 March 20210 comments

City of Melbourne councillors have become embroiled in a heated debate about Australia’s asylum and refugee policy. The...

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