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

Latest Articles

COVID drives poverty among migrants – UN report

4 July 20210 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased poverty and unemployment for many migrants and their families, according to a new study...

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Refugee health challenges grow during COVID

4 July 20210 comments

Malaria continued to be the single most common cause of illness among refugees in 2020, while psychological distress caused...

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Migrant workers deserting Chinese cities

4 July 20210 comments

A massive reverse migration trend is underway in China with the COVID pandemic driving millions of urban workers back to...

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Film exposes the human face of refugee journeys

29 June 20210 comments

A new film by Afghani photojournalist, filmmaker and former refugee Barat Ali Batoor that chronicles an asylum seeker boat...

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