Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Sector News

April 2015

Refugees volunteer to keep African restaurant Mu’ooz open in Brisbane (ABC)

21 April 20150 comments

A not-for-profit Brisbane restaurant that helps female African refugees hopes volunteers and diversification will help keep...

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AfroCare to tackle mental health issues in African-Australians (Herald Sun)

16 April 20150 comments

A YOUNG African-Australian is speaking up about mental health in her community. University student Tabotu Teklemariam is...

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Refugee substitutes work for volunteering in bid to help others (Leader Community Papers)

14 April 20150 comments

MAALEK Bobakraad does not let the fact he cannot work stop him from making a meaningful contribution to the community....

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Multiculturalism captured at Youth Week event (The Examiner)

14 April 20150 comments

SNAP happy youth promoted multiculturalism and diversity in Launceston Civic Square on Monday for National Youth Week....

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