Iranian refugee on Nauru attempts suicide after US resettlement application rejected, advocate says

Iranian refugee on Nauru attempts suicide after US resettlement application rejected, advocate says

Posted May 08, 2018 17:39:39 The Refugee Action Coalition says an Iranian woman on Nauru has attempted to take her own life after having her application for resettlement in the United States rejected. Key points: Around 150 refugees have been given appointments with US officials More than 70 people have …

Sydney’s refugee entrepreneurs spice up Sydney cafe

Sydney’s refugee entrepreneurs spice up Sydney cafe

Posted April 22, 2018 08:36:41 Photo: Zahra and Hussan Armian left Iran six years ago. (ABC News: Mark Reddie ) Zahra and Hussan Armian feel at home in the kitchen. In their home country, Iran, they worked in restaurants for years. So when the opportunity came up to get back …

Prince Harry honours Australian refugee ambassador Usman Iftikhar for work with entrepreneurs

Prince Harry honours Australian refugee ambassador Usman Iftikhar for work with entrepreneurs

Updated April 17, 2018 10:12:25 Video: Usman Iftikhar is crowned Commonwealth Young Person of the Year by Prince Harry (ABC News) Related Story: Wounded war veterans embrace Harry and Meghan’s pre-wedding spotlight An Australian who helps refugees start their own businesses has received an award from the Commonwealth’s newly appointed …

Myanmar’s claim of first Rohingya refugee repatriation disputed by Bangladesh and aid agency

Myanmar’s claim of first Rohingya refugee repatriation disputed by Bangladesh and aid agency

Updated April 16, 2018 08:37:57 Photo: Myanmar immigration officials examine documents and photographs with a Rohingya family of five at a receiving centre. (AP: Myanmar Government Information Committee) The Bangladeshi Government and the United Nations refugee agency have disputed Myanmar’s claim it had repatriated what appears to be the first …

Australia agrees to bring in unwell refugee girl from Nauru | World news

A young refugee girl held by Australia on Nauru, who is suffering acute mental health problems and has attempted suicide three times, will be moved to Australia for medical care as soon as Sunday, after the government agreed at the last minute to her transfer. Lawyers from Maurice Blackburn lodged …

Refugee Victor Nagbe to fight world Muay Thai champion Buakaw Bunchamek

Refugee Victor Nagbe to fight world Muay Thai champion Buakaw Bunchamek

Posted April 14, 2018 05:54:34 Video: Victor Nagbe, refugee and Muay Thai fighter, set to take on world’s best (ABC News) Twelve years ago Victor Nagbe was a Liberian refugee constantly in trouble with the law and struggling to find his place as a teenager in a new country. Now …

Commonwealth Games: Joseph Deng’s journey from refugee camp to representing Australia – Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games: Joseph Deng’s journey from refugee camp to representing Australia – Commonwealth Games 2018

Posted April 13, 2018 16:19:50 Photo: Joseph Deng (right) has described his Gold Coast experience as an “awesome feeling”. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: English runner loses gold for hitting rival mid-race Joseph Deng cannot remember much about his early years in Kenya, where he was born in a refugee …

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Parents’ Cafe ‘refugee hub’ adds theatre to the menu in last-ditch attempt to avoid closure

Posted March 31, 2018 08:25:31 Photo: Haitham Jaju and Fatem Shamaan perform at the Parents’ Cafe in Fairfield. (ABC News: Antonette Collins) A vital community hub in Sydney’s south-west that supports Iraqi and Syrian refugees is on the brink of closure with funding due to run out in the next …

Cate Blanchett questions Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s stance on Rohingya refugee crisis, calls for aid

Cate Blanchett questions Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s stance on Rohingya refugee crisis, calls for aid

Updated March 22, 2018 07:20:33 Video: Cate Blanchett on Myanmar leader’s Rohingya stance (ABC News) Australian actor Cate Blanchett says it is “bewildering” Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has not spoken out about the atrocities being committed against Rohingya Muslims in her country. Key points: Blanchett visited Rohingya refugees …

Afghan refugee jailed over Kilburn fight after murder charge downgraded

Afghan refugee jailed over Kilburn fight after murder charge downgraded

Posted March 21, 2018 17:05:33 An Afghan refugee who was found lying unconscious on the side of a suburban Adelaide road next to the body of his dead friend has been sentenced to 21 months in jail. Mohammad Bashir Rafi, 32, was initially charged with the murder of his friend …