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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UK’s new asylum laws come under fire

23 July 20210 comments

The UK is set to introduce draconian new asylum laws that would see asylum seekers sent to camps in Rwanda...

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Tigray situation worsens despite ceasefire

23 July 20210 comments

The United Nations has warned of worsening famine and the potential for further conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region...

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US states sending militia, police to the Mexican border

23 July 20210 comments

A group of Republican controlled US states are sending police and national guardsmen to the US-Mexico border sparking...

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Refugee Olympic Team athletes arrive in Tokyo

23 July 20210 comments

The Olympic Refugee Team has arrived in Tokyo to take part in the games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has...

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