Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Heartlands 2020 – Refugees, migrants share COVID stories through art


24 September 20200 comments

The annual Heartlands arts project for refugee and migrant artists was launched this week with a stunning exhibition of photography and digital work that gives an insight…

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OPED

18 September 20200 comments

Cath Scarth – CEO AMES Australia

Ensuring an ‘inclusive recovery’

My organisation has recently been supporting a young refugee from Afghanistan…

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Migrants, refugees hit by COVID driven unemployment

18 September 20200 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on economic growth and labour market activity in Australia, and especially so for migrants and refugees, a new analysis…

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Burundian refugee rises above war, disability to find a new life

28 August 20200 comments

The broad sunlit fruit blocks and paddocks of Mildura are a world away from forested hills of Burundi.

But for one Burundian refugee, life in the…

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Refugee’s battle to relaunch his career

28 August 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo left behind a comfortable life and a burgeoning career as a pharmacist when he fled his home in northern Iraq as ISIS militia…

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Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20201 comment

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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Latest Articles

June 2020

UN recognises climate refugees in report

29 June 20200 comments

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has at last acknowledged formally that climate change as a factor...

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Global population growth to halt by century’s end

29 June 20200 comments

The world’s population is expected to stop growing by the end of this century, according to new research. The...

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Sharp decline in remittances expected in 2020 – study

28 June 20200 comments

Remittances, or money sent home by migrants, are expected to fall by a record 20 per cent this year, according...

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Familiarity with diversity breeds acceptance – research

28 June 20200 comments

Interacting with people from different backgrounds produces more positive attitudes about diversity, new research has...

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