Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20200 comments

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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Refugee health professionals eager to help fight pandemic’s second wave

31 July 20200 comments

Dozens of refugee health professionals across Victoria stand ready to help out in the fight against the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic should they be called on.

In…

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Global poverty eradication a mirage – new report

31 July 20200 comments

Global efforts to eradicate poverty are failing because the way progress is measured is deeply flawed and targets set amount to ‘miserable subsistence’ rather than minimally adequate…

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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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Latest Articles

May 2020

Africa, the economic ground zero of the COVID-19 crisis?

13 May 20200 comments

Many African countries moved rapidly to curb the initial spread of coronavirus, but they have been slower to cushion...

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The refugees supporting Victoria’s COVID-19 fightback

11 May 20200 comments

For Iraqi doctor Asseel Yako, being on the front lines of a battle against infection, trauma and death is nothing...

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Global population growth dips – UN report

11 May 20200 comments

The United Nation’s latest world population projections show that global population growth is slowing more quickly than...

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April 2020

Bendigo’s Karen get a cultural centre

30 April 20200 comments

A Culture Centre for Karen refugees who have settled in Bendigo is nearing completion. The building, at Eaglehawk, now...

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