Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Latest Articles

April 2020

Migrants in the US denied COVID-19 protection

15 April 20200 comments

Migrants and asylum seekers in the US are among the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus because they are the...

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Migrants and wealthy do best a school – latest LSAY data

15 April 20200 comments

Migrant students are 68 per cent more likely to participate in science subjects after the age of 16 than students...

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Good news among the bleakness of the COVID-19 crisis

15 April 20200 comments

As the COVID-19 crisis sweeps the globe causing death, heartbreak and economic devastation, there are some inspiring...

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Research identifies the keys to migrant integration at a local level

15 April 20200 comments

The integration into communities of newly arrived migrants and refugees should be a natural part of the work of...

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