Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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Syrian, Iraqi refugees feel safe, welcome and happy – survey

26 June 20190 comments

Refugees who have come to Australia as a result of the conflict in Syria and Iraq are overwhelmingly happy, and feel safe and welcome, according to the…

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Multicultural leaders hail Adam Goodes documentary

21 June 20190 comments

The controversial new documentary ‘The Final Quarter’ that charts AFL player Adam Goodes’ battle with racism has been commended by leaders within Victoria’s multicultural communities…

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Global refugee numbers hit 70 million

19 June 20190 comments

The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict has soared above 70 million, the highest level ever recorded, according to the UN’s refugee agency…

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Refugee’s long journey from fear and despair

3 June 20191 comment
A fifteen-year roller coaster ride of soaring hope and crushing despair has characterised the life of Iraqi refugee Ammar Al-Taie.

The 32-year-old dentist survived the invasion of his homeland by…

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Lead story

December 2018

Refugee doctor’s search for a future

21 December 20180 comments

Iraqi refugee Dr Ayad Jbreeta says that there is a saying in his country: ‘Today is worse than yesterday but...

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Fighting for his community – a refugee’s mission

21 December 20181 comment

The Second Sudanese Civil War took Richard Deng’s father and forced him to flee alone into the chaotic life of...

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November 2018

Sudanese refugee’s long walk to safety

23 November 20181 comment

As a small boy Peter Kon was forced on a month-long march across rugged bushland away from his family and...

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Finding safety and opportunity – a refugee’s journey

23 November 20180 comments

“This country gave me everything that I dreamed of as a little girl but could never have achieved in my...

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