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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Latest Articles

October 2019

The US’ El Salvador solution

1 October 20190 comments

The Trump administration’s solution to the migrant crisis on its southern border is to divert asylum seekers to El...

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Xenophobic violence flares in South Africa

1 October 20190 comments

The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR has expressed concerned about ongoing violence against foreigners – and especially refugees...

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Refugee ark in the Deep South

1 October 20190 comments

The small American town of Clarkston, Georgia, is the self-proclaimed ‘Ellis Island of the South’. In the past 25...

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UN calls out Libyan refugee crisis

1 October 20190 comments

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has called for international action to end the deadly refugee crisis in...

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