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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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April 2020

New initiative streamlining refugee settlement

22 April 20201 comment

Refugees are being supported to settle and find work faster and more sustainably thanks to a new settlement support...

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Migrants key to economic recovery – expert

18 April 20200 comments

The biggest population decline in Australia’s history may have begun as a result of the COVID-19 crisis with 300,000...

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Misinformation, hatred spreading in wake of COVID-19 crisis

18 April 20200 comments

Online hatred is going viral in what the UN calls a ‘dangerous epidemic of misinformation’ as a direct result of...

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Closed borders and COVID-19 impacting refugee protection system

15 April 20200 comments

The closing of international borders as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic is having disastrous effects on the...

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