Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Journalist and entrepreneur connecting two worlds

1 July 20200 comments

For more than 25 years Johnny Abo worked as a journalist for the local and international media trying to explain the workings of Syria’s government and society…

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Refugee pays a price for freedom

1 July 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Alaa Rafo Alasguir was tortured by ISIS and lost the business and wealth he had built up with his own hands over 27 years to…

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One per cent of global population now displaced – UN report

19 June 20200 comments

Forced human displacement has reached devastating new levels with one in 97 people on the planet now forcibly displaced, according to a new UN report

Around 79.5 million…

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Snapshots of multicultural lives

3 June 20200 comments

A group of people newly arrived in Australia have written short pieces about aspects of their lives here in Melbourne and in their home countries as part…

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Refugee businesses weathering COVID-19 downturn

3 June 20201 comment

Refugee-run businesses are proving resilient and innovative in the face of the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, new data shows.

An audit of small businesses last…

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Refugee volunteers supporting COVID-19 victims

21 May 20200 comments

Refugee volunteers are helping out at a new community initiative in Melbourne’s north is supporting vulnerable people to get through the financial difficulties brought by the COVID-19…

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Latest Articles

July 2020

Lack of data on diverse communities hampering COVID-19 fight

1 July 20200 comments

Australia’s multicultural communities may be at greater risk from the COVID-19 pandemic because health data is not...

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Famous flowerbeds feeding needy families

1 July 20200 comments

Werribee Mansion’s historic parterre garden has been turned into a vegetable patch during the COVID-19 crisis to help...

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Bashar’s gallery – Iraqi artist’s work reflects refugee experience

1 July 20200 comments

For Iraqi artist and refugee Bashar Yousif paint and canvas is a form of storytelling. His work is informed by...

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News from AMES Australia

1 July 20200 comments

Refugee client supported into work and study Syrian refugee Raed Hamoud Alshaar is leaving no stone unturned in his...

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