Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A town’s worth of Afghan evacuees settled in Victoria

17 December 20210 comments

Afghan refugee evacuees equivalent to the population of a medium-sized Victorian town have been supported to settle in Victoria since the Taliban seized control of the beleaguered… Read Full Article

Afghan evacuee Jalal Ahmadzai writes about how hope endures despite the fact that the Taliban’s seizure of power has left the dreams of an entire generation in tatters

17 December 20210 comments

Abrupt change, uncertainty and the unknown often strike fear into the hearts of humans. When events take a turn for the worse at a time when one… Read Full Article

Refugees’ book tells of Afghanistan’s tragedy

17 December 20210 comments

A recently arrived Afghan evacuee couple is writing a book on his experiences as the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul and he was forced to… Read Full Article

Human displacement soared as borders slammed shut – UN report

3 December 20210 comments

The world has seen a dramatic increase in internal displacement due to disasters, conflict, persecution and violence at a time when global mobility has been almost completely… Read Full Article

Evacuated Afghan refugees feel safe and welcome – survey

2 December 20210 comments

Afghan refugees evacuated to Australia amid the Taliban’s takeover of their homeland overwhelmingly feel safe, supported and optimistic about their futures, a new survey has found.

But they… Read Full Article

Afghan family’s double ‘miracle’

2 December 20210 comments

For Afghan refugee Atefa Ibrahimi, arriving in Australia has been a double miracle.

The first piece of fortune was being able to get her family into Kabul’s airport… Read Full Article

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Refugee film wins major documentary award

3 December 20210 comments

A new film by Afghanistani photojournalist, filmmaker and AMES Australia media co-ordinator Barat Ali Batoor has won a...

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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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