Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Burundian refugee rises above war, disability to find a new life

28 August 20200 comments

The broad sunlit fruit blocks and paddocks of Mildura are a world away from forested hills of Burundi.

But for one Burundian refugee, life in the…

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Refugee’s battle to relaunch his career

28 August 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo left behind a comfortable life and a burgeoning career as a pharmacist when he fled his home in northern Iraq as ISIS militia…

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Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20201 comment

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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Latest Articles

July 2020

Vale Danial Haron – WWII veteran turned refugee

17 July 20200 comments

A Syrian refugee fought alongside Australian soldiers in WWII and who came to Australia as part of the nation’s extra...

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Poverty, COVID keeping refugee kids out of school

17 July 20200 comments

A raft of new studies show that exiled refugee families in the Middle East are falling further into poverty and...

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COVID-19 crisis exposes paradoxes in UK’s new migration policy

17 July 20200 comments

Migrants in the UK are winning hearts and minds among the general population because of their high level of...

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Diversity in Australia’s media under scrutiny

17 July 20200 comments

The Black Lives Matter movement has shone a spotlight on a lack of diversity in Australia’s media sector. And recent...

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