Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Victoria set for significant population growth

5 August 20190 comments

The number of households in Victoria will almost double from 2.4 to 4.6 million from but households will be smaller; the overall population will increase from 6.5…

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Refugee’s long journey to safety

5 August 20190 comments

When Celian Kidega fled South Sudan at just 17, he was setting off with his classmates on a long and hazardous journey on foot through jungle, war…

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November 2019

Funding for problem gambling in CALD communities

12 November 20190 comments

The Victorian Government has recently announced funding for a series of programs to tackle problem gambling across the...

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Properly harnessing migrant workforce could yield $6bn – study

7 November 20190 comments

Getting more migrants into jobs that match their skills could deliver and $6 billion a year boost to the economy,...

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Scholarship remembers murdered international student

7 November 20190 comments

Murdered Israeli overseas student Aiia Maasarwe will be remembered with a scholarship designed to support students...

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October 2019

More Syrian refugees flee – UNHCR

31 October 20190 comments

A fresh exodus of Syrian refugees is underway because of Turkey’s military actions in the north of the country More...

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