Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Passion for language fuels migrant’s dreams

27 May 20210 comments

Iranian migrant Rahman Abarin drove buses and spent endless hours working and studying to achieve his dream of becoming an English teacher.

He set out on a difficult… Read Full Article

Refugee mechanic fixes his family’s future

27 May 20210 comments

A refugee family forced apart by conflict and economic necessity is now reunited in Australia and building a new future together.

To make a living Syrian refugee Habib… Read Full Article

Refugee steps up to support COVID vaccination campaign

27 May 20210 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo is gearing up to join the fight against COVID-19 as a pharmacist working in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

He has been working as a health… Read Full Article

Australian Afghans fear US withdrawal will trigger civil war

30 April 20210 comments

Afghan minority communities in Australia fear a bloodbath when US-led coalition troops pull out of Afghanistan after almost two decades of fighting a deadly war against a… Read Full Article

Noor’s image touches the world

30 April 20210 comments

The poignantly piercing image of a young Rohingya girl that has gone viral on social media and the internet is becoming a symbol of the increasingly desperate… Read Full Article

Artist’s passion survives war and displacement

30 April 20210 comments

A refugee artist whose passion for his work was almost extinguished by decades of war is rekindling his lifetime love affair with art after settling in Melbourne

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July 2020

Digital Learning for New Australians

31 July 20200 comments

Settlement agency AMES Australia is using digital resources to help newly arrived refugees and migrants learn English.

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June 2020

The barber of Brunswick

4 June 20200 comments

A passion for business, hairstyling and the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick is fuelling Iranian refugee Iman Tajrishi’s new...

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April 2020

“Don’t give up, give back”

30 April 20200 comments

Inspirational asylum seeker Abdul Razzaq is supporting other asylum seekers through a remarkable cricket project.

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Refugee artist commemorates ANZAC Day

30 April 20200 comments

Young refugee artist Shegofa Rahimi has produced a solemn but colourful artwork that commemorates ANZAC Day. See how she...

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