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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Local AMES News

March 2015

AMES student scores a job with the Doggies

13 March 20150 comments

A former student from the 2014 Youth Program at St Albans has just been recruited by the Western Bulldogs as...

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AMES students shine in bowls tournament

13 March 20151 comment

More than 130 participants – most of them AMES students – took part in a gala lawn bowls day this...

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Karen clients enjoy DIY sessions at Bunnings

3 March 20150 comments

Bunnings’ Hoppers Crossing store provided a free DIY workshop for AMES’ Karen clients in their own language. Five...

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AMES volunteers dressing kids in need

3 March 20150 comments

Up to 80 pieces of clothing have been delivered to children in a remote Chin village in Burma thanks to...

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