Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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October 2019

Sign up for Syrian relief dinner

1 October 20190 comments

An initiative that supports child victims of the conflict in Syria while also celebrating the nation’s culture, music,...

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News from AMES Australia

1 October 20190 comments

Thai government visits AMES Australia AMES Australia recently welcomed a delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of the...

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Pope decries selfish approach to refugees

1 October 20190 comments

Pope Francis has criticised countries that produce weapons for wars fought elsewhere and then refuse to take in refugees...

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Refugees and children may be forgotten issue as UN meets

1 October 20190 comments

As the list of geo-political issues grows daily – with Brexit, posturing in the Persian Gulf, trade tensions with...

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