Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Gift of food and friendship helping families settle in Mildura

14 March 20240 comments

An innovative new project is connecting Congolese and Burundian families newly arrived in Mildura with members of the existing local communities.

Set up by Jules Kangeta, a Case… Read Full Article

Community leader and volunteer is ‘Woman of Impact’

8 March 20240 comments

A Syrian refugee who overcame war, persecution and displacement to become a key leader and bulwark of her community is the inaugural ‘AMES Australia Woman of Impact’.

Norma… Read Full Article

Ukrainian treasures go on show in Melbourne

8 March 20240 comments

A stunning and poignant exhibition of Ukrainian art and craft opens in Melbourne this month showcasing thousands of years of the culture and traditions of the war-ravaged… Read Full Article

Newly arrived communities hit harder by cost of living pressure – study

1 March 20240 comments

Emerging refugee and migrant communities in Australia appear to be suffering greater cost of living stress than the broader community, a survey of community leaders has found. 

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Lion Dance brings good luck and prosperity

1 March 20240 comments

Helen Truong tells of her role in one of Melbourne’s great multicultural traditions – the annual Lunar New Year Lion Dance.

My most favourite festivity is Lunar New… Read Full Article

Ukrainians holding firm as war enters third year

23 February 20240 comments

Ukrainian Australians and Ukrainians who have arrived here since the Russian invasion say they remain confident and resilient as the war in their homeland enters its third… Read Full Article

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June 2023

The Global Displacement Crisis

27 June 20230 comments

A record 110 million people are now displaced across the globe thanks to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, conflicts in...

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July 2022

2022 Refugee Week | Operation Open Arms – welcoming Afghan evacuees

5 July 20220 comments

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March 2022

AMES Australia 70 Years of Welcome

4 March 20220 comments

For seven decades, AMES Australia has been supporting newly arrived refugees and migrants settling in Australia, helping to...

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December 2021

Batoor: A Refugee Journey (Trailer)

3 December 20210 comments

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