Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Ukrainian sisters’ flight to freedom

3 May 20220 comments

Two Ukrainian sisters have found refuge in Australia after braving bombs and snipers in a desperate journey to safety.

Yevheniia Cherkasova, 24, and her sister Alexandra, 14, fled… Read Full Article

Escaping Ukraine’s killing fields

3 May 20220 comments

Anastasiia Kozinaz fled Ukraine’s killing fields for the sake of her two boys, leaving behind her husband, her family and everything she had known.

Anastasia’s house was just… Read Full Article

Amin’s dream to green Afghanistan

3 May 20220 comments

Afghan refugee Amin Niazai had a dream to turn the deserts of his country green, creating food sources, jobs and sustainable ecosystems.

Amin, who has a doctorate in… Read Full Article

Afghan evacuee families being reunited

31 March 20220 comments

Dozens of Afghan families are being reunited in Australia following months of separation caused by the return of the Taliban regime in their homeland.

In recent weeks the… Read Full Article

Afghan photojournalist tells how he became the story

31 March 20220 comments

For twenty years Omar Sobhani covered war and social transformation in Afghanistan as a photojournalist working for Reuters; recording the human cost of armed struggle as well… Read Full Article

Neighbours step up to support Afghan evacuee family

31 March 20220 comments

When Afghan evacuee ‘Abdul’ and his family moved into his first Australian home in a quiet street in Glenroy, in Melbourne’s north, he was not expecting the… Read Full Article

Media Releases

June 2015

Media Release: jobactive employment service launches

26 June 20150 comments

AMES is pleased to be part of the Federal Government’s jobactive employment initiative and will continue to work to...

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Media Release: Photo exhibition highlights rich cultures of refugee communities

5 June 20150 comments

A stunning new photographic exhibition offers a unique window into the lives and stories of some of Australia’s newest...

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Media Release: Safe haven visas offer hope to asylum seekers

3 June 20150 comments

Leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES has welcomed the implementation of Australia’s new Safe Haven...

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May 2015

Media Release: State Budget recognises the value of cultural diversity

6 May 20150 comments

Victoria’s leading migrant and refugee settlement agency AMES has welcomed the Victorian Government’s recognition of...

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