An uncertain future: recognizing the experience of Australia’s refugees

MATTHEW WOTHERSPOON Poverty, famine, disease. It’s an image antonymous with first-world life. But for refugees who have been forced to settle into a first-world country, it’s an all too familiar experience. For many refugees however, while the … [Read more...]

Changing the lives of Refugees at Harmony Place

MARIAN JOSEPH Last year 65.3 million people were forcibly displaced from their home countries as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations. Of 65.3 million, 21.3 million were refugees. Imagine, … [Read more...]

Tweaking Airbnb could be the answer to refugee integration

LIZ CALLIGEROS According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an unparalleled 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age … [Read more...]

A forgotten war as remembered by William

TAYLOR TOOVEY Do you remember the War in Chechnya that left 50,000 - 100,000 people dead and 500,000 displaced in just two years? This war was likely in your lifetime yet the atrocities imposed upon Chechen civilians in the First Chechen War … [Read more...]

The lucky refugee

  GRACE LLEWELLYN Refugees who seek protection in different countries have been happening since the beginning of World War 1 as millions were forced to flee their destroyed homelands. This has been continuing into the last years of the … [Read more...]

Fighting for life: a refugees struggle for acceptance

DAVID SIMON When refugees are presented in the media throughout Australia, the adopted angles are those that present these people as hindrances and national security issues to this country. Seldom is the view taken that these people faced … [Read more...]

Refugees mental health: cultural complexities

ALANNAH KERR “We journey towards a home not of our flesh. It’s chestnut trees are not of our bones. Its rocks are not like goats in the mountain hymn. The pebbles’ eyes are not lilies. We journey towards a home that does not halo our heads … [Read more...]

Holding onto hope

JESSICA WEST As the worlds refugee situation goes from bad to worse the only thing preventing some of these refugees from ending this never ending nightmare is the idea of hope and the people on the outside fighting for their cause. A … [Read more...]

Community connections play key role in refugee resettlement

JESS ROBERTSON Growing up, we have the opportunity to go to school, to make our own friends, to meet their parents and create connections through them. We live in a world that's fundamentally made up of networks, and without these … [Read more...]

Journey of a refugee

LUJAYN HAWARI There are 65.3 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. 21.3 million are refugees. That's 21.3 million people who don't have a home, or a country to live in because they are escaping war and persecution. Their … [Read more...]