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Vatican announces theme for World Day of Migrants and Refugees 

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has announced the theme for the 110th World Day of Migrants and Refugees – “God walks with his people”. Source: Vatican News. 


Plight of Rohingya is world’s ‘forgotten crisis’

Seven years since violence broke out in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees continue to live in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, where conditions are dire and prospects of returning home are still distant. Source: Vatican News.

Papal Trip Refugees

Vinnies says Pope’s PNG visit could shine light on plight of refugees

The St Vincent de Paul Society says Pope Francis’s planned visit to Papua New Guinea in August could help resolve “the dire situation” of refugees still held in Port Moresby under a deal the Australian and PNG governments have both kept under wraps. Source: National Indigenous Times.


Little Amal brings big message to Australia

A giant doll raising awareness about the millions of young children caught up in the horrors of war and conflict will walk on Australian soil for the first time after travelling through 15 countries to promote peace. Source: Canberra Times.

Coronavirus Refugees

Asylum-seekers and refugees ‘already in lockdown’ when COVID hit

An Australian Catholic University study of asylum-seekers and refugees in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic found that their experiences intensified domestic partner violence and financial stress.


Refugee advocates tell Government to ‘stop moving the goalposts’

Adelaide-based advocates for refugees and asylum-seekers have called on the Albanese Government to “stop moving the goalposts” and implement policy changes that will assist the “forgotten people” who remain in limbo. Source: The Southern Cross.

Legal Matters Refugees

High Court rules indefinite detention unlawful

Indefinite immigration detention is unlawful, the High Court has held, in a landmark decision overturning a 20-year-old precedent. Source: The Guardian.

Politics Refugees

Almost 200 asylum-seekers returned by Albanese Government

The Albanese Government turned vessels back or returned asylum-seekers aboard them on seven occasions in its first nine months in office, quietly continuing the Coalition’s Operation Sovereign Borders policy. Source: The Guardian.

Pope Francis Refugees Synod

At Synod prayer service, Pope calls for immigration reform with a heart

Pope Francis led Synod on Synodality members in praying for migrants and refugees at a service at the Vatican last night, urging them to take to heart the parable of the Good Samaritan in helping those forced from their homeland. Source: NCR Online.