Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Volunteer clocks up 20 years of service helping refugees, migrants

31 March 20200 comments

For twenty years Bernard Vancuylenburg has been volunteering to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English and settle in their new country.

A migrant himself, he has…

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Refugee’s hope burns eternal, inspires others

31 March 20200 comments

Gomis Rugamba Bakhambu says he is a lucky boy.

Despite surviving the worst genocide in modern history, two decades in a refugee camp and a precarious education that…

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Refugee doctors eager to help fight pandemic

31 March 20200 comments

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

In Victoria, almost…

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Refugee’s journey from maelstrom to medicine

27 February 20200 comments

Batool Albatat fled the first Gulf War and Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime with her family as an 11-year-old girl.

Put by people smugglers aboard a leaky…

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Refugee resettlement gives regional community $100m boost – study

25 February 20200 comments

A decade-long program to resettle refugees in a struggling regional Victorian town has added more than $100 million and 156 jobs to the local economy and resulted…

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Migrant’s refugee mission

25 February 20200 comments

The extraordinary arc of Gabriela Castro’s life has brought her to the small town of Nhill, in Victoria’s Wimmera, where she is working with young members of…

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January 2020

Museums together

28 January 20200 comments

Youngsters from Melbourne’s Islamic and Jewish communities are connecting and forming bonds with each other through a new...

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November 2019

Food and family – a refugee’s salvation

27 November 20190 comments

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

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October 2019

Serving Melbourne’s refugee communities

31 October 20190 comments

Dalal Sleiman came to Australia as a refugee from Iraq 25 years ago. Since then, she has been supporting other...

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August 2019

Refugee finds lifeline through business

7 August 20191 comment

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