Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Refugee’s courageous journey to safety

2 September 20210 comments

On her epic refugee journey Iraqi woman Wafaa Razooqi has twice beaten cancer, endured the death of her husband and survived the invasion of her home town… Read Full Article

Refugee realising his entrepreneurial dream

1 September 20210 comments

The Baghdad Supermarket in Craigieburn offers ten varieties of coffee among the cornucopia of mostly Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods and produce on offer.

Owner Bashar Audish will… Read Full Article

Afghan community calls on Australia to rescue refugees from Taliban

17 August 20210 comments

Australia’s Afghan community has called on the federal government to immediately offer humanitarian visas to 20,000 refugees from vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, including women and minorities. 

Thousands of… Read Full Article

Afghans fear for loved ones trapped in Taliban hell

17 August 20210 comments

An Afghan refugee living in Melbourne has told the horrific story of his family’s fate after the Taliban took control of the capital Kabul.

Dr Abdulatif Stanikzai, who… Read Full Article

IPCC report delivers more bad news on climate migration

17 August 20210 comments

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlighted the looming crisis of climate driven migration as experts increasingly predict mass, permanent migrations caused by climate… Read Full Article

Refugee poet’s work lives on

30 July 20210 comments

Maryam Daryos’ poems are a poignant rendering of the profound and contradictory senses of loss and hope that are at the heart of the refugee experience.

Her work… Read Full Article

Local AMES News

June 2015

AMES students get a taste of potential careers

1 June 20151 comment

About 50 students from AMES Youth 3 classes attended the Try a Trade event at Cranbourne Racecourse recently. Facilitated...

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May 2015

Migrant school mums learn English in friendly setting

29 May 20150 comments

AMES Footscray has joined with an order of Catholic nuns to provide newly arrived migrant and refugee mothers of...

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First aid course saves AMES student’s child

22 May 20150 comments

An AMES student was able to save her own daughter’s life because she had completed a first aid course organised...

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AMES students help restore wetlands

8 May 20150 comments

Footscray AMES students have participated in a replanting project at Altona Coastal Park as part of the Industry...

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