Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Victorians step up to support Afghan refugees

7 October 20210 comments

Victorian businesses, community groups and individuals have come out in droves to support newly arrived Afghan refugees who were evacuated from Kabul last month with offers clothing,… Read Full Article

Afghan family’s incredible journey celebrated in emotional reunion

7 October 20210 comments

Afghani women ‘Amina’* is an unlikely superhero.

The diminutive, bespectacled Hazara woman brought her three children out of Afghanistan and to safety in Australia despite not having complete… Read Full Article

‘The game of their lives’ – how the Afghan women’s soccer team lived to play again

7 October 20210 comments

The Afghan women’s soccer team should currently be competing in Asian Cup qualifiers taking on other national teams from Central Asia and the Middle East.

Instead, they have… Read Full Article

Refugee’s courageous journey to safety

2 September 20210 comments

On her epic refugee journey Iraqi woman Wafaa Razooqi has twice beaten cancer, endured the death of her husband and survived the invasion of her home town… Read Full Article

Refugee realising his entrepreneurial dream

1 September 20210 comments

The Baghdad Supermarket in Craigieburn offers ten varieties of coffee among the cornucopia of mostly Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods and produce on offer.

Owner Bashar Audish will… Read Full Article

Afghan community calls on Australia to rescue refugees from Taliban

17 August 20210 comments

Australia’s Afghan community has called on the federal government to immediately offer humanitarian visas to 20,000 refugees from vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, including women and minorities. 

Thousands of… Read Full Article

Sector News

April 2016

Safe at last – They’re among the first of the ‘lucky’ 12,000 to arrive. So how were Osama Butti and his family chosen, and what do they make of their new home?

18 April 20160 comments

He believes in God and he believes in us, the Australians who helped make his children safe. He’s travelled so...

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August 2015

Migrant women work together to create a productive space (Leader)

5 August 20150 comments

AN IMPRESSIVE CV including three degrees and a successful career as a communications expert and business administrator...

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July 2015

Journey to Australia explored in refugee artwork (ABC)

27 July 20150 comments

After years in a refugee camp a Bendigo woman uses art to relive her journey to Australia. Read more:...

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Refugees share their stories from war-torn Middle East to asylum in Australia (Daily Telegraph)

15 July 20150 comments

Former refugees who now call western Sydney home share their stories in a bid to eradicate stereotypes and put a...

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