Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20200 comments

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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Refugee health professionals eager to help fight pandemic’s second wave

31 July 20200 comments

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

In…

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Global poverty eradication a mirage – new report

31 July 20200 comments

Global efforts to eradicate poverty are failing because the way progress is measured is deeply flawed and targets set amount to ‘miserable subsistence’ rather than minimally adequate…

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Journalist and entrepreneur connecting two worlds

1 July 20200 comments

For more than 25 years Johnny Abo worked as a journalist for the local and international media trying to explain the workings of Syria’s government and society…

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Refugee pays a price for freedom

1 July 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Alaa Rafo Alasguir was tortured by ISIS and lost the business and wealth he had built up with his own hands over 27 years to…

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One per cent of global population now displaced – UN report

19 June 20200 comments

Forced human displacement has reached devastating new levels with one in 97 people on the planet now forcibly displaced, according to a new UN report

Around 79.5 million…

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June 2019

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,...

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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...

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May 2019

Food and family – a refugee’s salvation

31 May 20193 comments

After being forced to leave behind an affluent and successful life in Pakistan, refugee Alia Sultana has rebuilt her...

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Refugees voting in their first federal election

17 May 20190 comments

Around 250,000 newly minted Australian citizens will vote in tomorrow’s federal election – the most at any election in...

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