New and emerging communities learn to build their digital presence

During Refugee Week 2020, HOST’s Emerging Communities Incubator program in Adelaide partnered with local design and marketing company MILCO to run a Zoom workshop for refugee and new community groups on how to build their digital presence. The workshop was developed in response to the needs identified by community members participating in HOST’s program and…

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Creating hope and resilience through sisterhood

According to UNHCR, there are almost 14 thousand refugees registered in Indonesia, and likely many more who are unregistered. Indonesia is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention, leaving refugees and asylum seekers with limited means to access protection, humanitarian assistance, education and livelihoods and no legal right to employment. Women and children represent more than 60…

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Refugee community leader builds a bridge of hope in Bangkok

Hadi Saifi has always been curious. He recalls living in Ghazni in Afghanistan as a child and being fascinated with his father’s radio. “My father was always listening to the radio and I wondered to myself how could there be voices talking inside – how does it work?” This led to Hadi’s interest in technology,…

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Muhama Yotham is cultivating community in Adelaide

Muhama Yotham fled Burundi as a refugee and lived in a refugee camp in Tanzania before settling in Adelaide, Australia, 15 years ago. Within a week of arriving, he started volunteering at the local migrant resource centre. Within the second week, he joined an English language training program and continued to volunteer. In his second…

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