Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

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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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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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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Australia’s cultural diversity deepening and widening – Census data finds

21 November 20180 comments

A new swathe of data from the 2016 Census has produced an updated snapshot of Australia’s changing cultural diversity....

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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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