Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee poet’s work lives on

30 July 20210 comments

Maryam Daryos’ poems are a poignant rendering of the profound and contradictory senses of loss and hope that are at the heart of the refugee experience.

Her work… Read Full Article

Persistence pays off refugee engineering

30 July 20210 comments

Mustafa Ayobi arrived as a refugee from Afghanistan as an 18-year old with no English, little formal education and knowing no one outside his immediate family.

This month,… Read Full Article

New protections for migrant and refugee workers

30 July 20210 comments

New laws that will protect migrant and refugee workers from exploitation and abuse are being drafted by the federal government.

The ‘Exposure Draft Migration Amendment (Protecting Migrant Workers)… Read Full Article

Refugee family find a home in regional Victoria

29 June 20210 comments

The rocky granite hills and Grevillia scrub around Ararat are a long way from the flat grasslands of South Sudan.

And the sleepy streets of the former gold… Read Full Article

Rural volunteers making a difference in refugee lives

29 June 20210 comments

In country towns across Australia groups of quiet achieving volunteers are making a huge difference in the lives of refugee families.

Rural Australians for Refugees is an informal network… Read Full Article

Journey out of Africa leads to Ararat

29 June 20210 comments

Each weekday morning Ararsa Wakjira and his two younger brothers would climb aboard their bicycles and ride the five kilometres to their jobs at Ararat’s meat processing… Read Full Article

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Songwriter explores the global refugee crisis

17 June 20210 comments

Soulful US folk singer Diana Jones has released a new album that delves into the struggles of immigrants fleeing terror...

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ASEAN nation citizens to be offered farm work visas

17 June 20210 comments

A new farm worker visas scheme to be rolled out by September could see citizens of ten south-east Asian nations...

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Karen people under siege again in Myanmar

5 June 20210 comments

Thousands of Karen refugees fleeing the armed conflict in Myanmar are stranded along the banks of a river that forms...

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Rohingyas protest relocation to ‘prison’ island

5 June 20210 comments

Rohingya refugees forcibly removed by Bangladesh authorities from camps on the mainland to a remote so-called ‘prison’...

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