Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Images tell age-old migrant story

23 January 20200 comments

A unique but disappearing community of migrant market gardening families on the western outskirts of Melbourne is the subject of a remarkable new book by Bangladeshi-Australian photographer…

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Migrants embrace Australia Day, survey finds

23 January 20200 comments

A large majority of migrants and refugees new to Australia plan to become citizens and believe it is important to celebrate Australia Day, according to a new…

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Cash, jobs, education and resettlement pledged to help refugee crisis

24 December 20190 comments

Nations have pledged more than $US3 billion to support refugees and about 50,000 resettlement places, the United Nations refugee agency said this month at the end of…

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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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Latest Articles

December 2019

International remittances soar to $US689 billion

9 December 20190 comments

The world’s 270 million migrants sent home a staggering $US689 billion in cash remittances last year. The figure is...

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International migration growing numerically and proportionally – report

9 December 20190 comments

A snapshot of global migration trends has emerged from the latest World Migration Report (WMR), produced by the United...

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Employer education would boost refugee jobs – report

9 December 20190 comments

Educating employers on the benefits of hiring refugees could improve employment rates among humanitarian entrants to...

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A home planned for Adelaide’s diverse communities

5 December 20190 comments

The City of Adelaide is considering establishing a ‘Multicultural Hub’ to promote diversity and social inclusion as...

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