Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Australia remains resilient in the face of COVID – Scanlon report

16 February 20210 comments

The latest Scanlon Foundation report on social cohesion in Australia has produced some surprisingly positive results in the face of the social and psychological impact of the… Read Full Article

Melbourne Burmese minorities fear coup will bring more suffering

16 February 20210 comments

Burmese minority communities in Melbourne say they are worried about the future of their compatriots at home in the wake of the Burmese military coup.

As the Burmese… Read Full Article

Melbourne Syrians supporting victims of war and COVID at home

29 January 20210 comments

Members of Melbourne’s Syrian community have launched a campaign to support the children of families in Syria who are falling into poverty and destitution as a result… Read Full Article

Human rights under siege – global report

28 January 20210 comments

The latest annual report on global human rights has called on the incoming Biden administration in the US to restore support for human rights and embed it… Read Full Article

Refugees, migrants optimistic about COVID recovery – survey

23 December 20200 comments

Newly arrived refugees and migrants are now feeling safer and more confident that the worst of then COVID-19 pandemic is over in Australia but they report being… Read Full Article

Opportunity and a new life for refugee family

23 December 20200 comments

Bushra Mansour and her family are what successful refugee settlement in Australia looks like.

Four years after arriving in Australia, the family has bought a house in Craigieburn,… Read Full Article

Latest Articles

December 2020

US, UK double down on hostile asylum policies

18 December 20200 comments

The US and UK are both implementing draconian changes to asylum and migration arrangements as the dual deadlines approach...

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Women absent in migration policy thinking – report

18 December 20200 comments

Women are an increasingly participating in labour migration and a new report outlines ways in which they can take...

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Speeding up refugee and migrant settlement journeys

18 December 20200 comments

An innovative new program is fast-tracking refugee and migrant jobseekers into work while also speeding up their settlement...

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Ethiopian refugee crisis deepens

18 December 20200 comments

The humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia is escalating as the fighting in the north of the country continues to drive the...

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