Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Volunteer clocks up 20 years of service helping refugees, migrants

31 March 20200 comments

For twenty years Bernard Vancuylenburg has been volunteering to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English and settle in their new country.

A migrant himself, he has…

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Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

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Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

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

In Victoria, almost…

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Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

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Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

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Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

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Lead story

October 2018

Global migration climbing – snapshot study finds

16 October 20180 comments

An estimated 258 million people currently live in a country other than that of their birth, a figure that is...

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September 2018

Starting over – a refugee’s journey of self discovery

27 September 20184 comments

When a friend told Joseph Youhana his name was on a death list pinned to the wall of a mosque...

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Studying and striving in wartime – a refugee’s story

5 September 20181 comment

Studying by candlelight in the bowels of an ancient convent as a bloody civil war raged around her, Jamila Alarkan...

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August 2018

Refugee’s long, difficult journey ends in Melbourne

6 August 20180 comments

Afghan refugee Mirwais Janbaz vividly remembers his first brush with death. As a seven-year-old he was sent by his...

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