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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Migrant deaths at sea on the rise again

23 July 20210 comments

Numbers of deaths among people attempting to reach Europe by irregular sea routes is on the rise, despite border...

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Why migrant small businesses are vital to Australia’s COVID recovery

23 July 20210 comments

Australia’s migrant small businesses will be key to Australia’s recovery from the economic and social recovery from the...

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Fears of a new Afghan exodus as Taliban resurges

12 July 20210 comments

Humanitarian agencies say they are bracing for another round of displacement in Afghanistan as the Taliban gains territory...

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‘Asylum seekers’ fleeing India’s new farm laws

9 July 20210 comments

An increasing number of people are leaving India as asylum seekers and citing the new farm laws of Prime Minister...

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