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

Refugee day emoji released

18 June 20200 comments

The United Nations’ refugee agency UNHCR has partnered with 22-year-old Ivorian artist O’Plérou for the launch of the...

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Refugee realises dream of resuming medical career

18 June 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Dina Afreem has joined Victoria’s health service working as a doctor as the state battles the COVID-19...

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Refugee leader employing community members

3 June 20200 comments

One of the first Karen refugees to settle at Nhill in western Victoria was Kaw Doh Htoo. He lived in...

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Teenage refugee a Collins Street CEO

3 June 20201 comment

At just 17 Fadi Abo is the founder and CEO of an international cosmetics business with a six figure turnover....

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