Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Sisters reunited after epic journeys to safety

31 July 20200 comments

Two sisters who fled the brutal military regime in Eritrea – each following a different but equally tortuous pathway to freedom and safety – are now rebuilding…

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Refugee health professionals eager to help fight pandemic’s second wave

31 July 20200 comments

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

In…

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Global poverty eradication a mirage – new report

31 July 20200 comments

Global efforts to eradicate poverty are failing because the way progress is measured is deeply flawed and targets set amount to ‘miserable subsistence’ rather than minimally adequate…

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Journalist and entrepreneur connecting two worlds

1 July 20200 comments

For more than 25 years Johnny Abo worked as a journalist for the local and international media trying to explain the workings of Syria’s government and society…

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Refugee pays a price for freedom

1 July 20200 comments

Iraqi refugee Alaa Rafo Alasguir was tortured by ISIS and lost the business and wealth he had built up with his own hands over 27 years to…

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One per cent of global population now displaced – UN report

19 June 20200 comments

Forced human displacement has reached devastating new levels with one in 97 people on the planet now forcibly displaced, according to a new UN report

Around 79.5 million…

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Sector News - 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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Helen Kapalos named Victoria’s new multicultural commissioner (The Age)

15 July 20150 comments

Television presenter and journalist Helen Kapalos​ has been appointed Victoria’s new multicultural commissioner....

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Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai celebrates 18th birthday opening school for Syrian refugees, calling on leaders to invest in ‘books not bullets’

13 July 20150 comments

Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has celebrated her 18th birthday in Lebanon by opening a...

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