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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

May 2020

Global population growth dips – UN report

11 May 20200 comments

The United Nation’s latest world population projections show that global population growth is slowing more quickly than...

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April 2020

Bendigo’s Karen get a cultural centre

30 April 20200 comments

A Culture Centre for Karen refugees who have settled in Bendigo is nearing completion. The building, at Eaglehawk, now...

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Refugee artist commemorates ANZAC Day

30 April 20201 comment

AMES Australia Reconnect student Shegofa Rahimi has produced a moving piece of art to commemorate ANZAC Day. An Afghan...

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Migrants making Australia’s population younger – ABS

30 April 20200 comments

Almost a third of Australians were born overseas with 7.5 million migrants living permanently across the nation, according...

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