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

June 2018

Dream of world peace slipping away

8 June 20180 comments

The number of refugees fleeing conflicts has soared to 1 percent of the world’s total population, the highest level in...

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One man’s trash…

8 June 20180 comments

Residents of the world’s largest refugee camp have launched an initiative to clean up plastic waste that is also...

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Multicultural youth optimistic and engaged – study

7 June 20180 comments

Young Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds feel a sense of optimism and belonging even though they are subject...

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May 2018

Budget responds to migration growth

3 May 20180 comments

A massive investment in education and infrastructure in the 2018-19 Victorian state budget is the Andrews government’s...

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