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Australia must increase humanitarian intake amidst record-breaking displacement

One of Australia’s largest refugee resettlement providers has called for urgent action to lift Australia’s humanitarian intake, as new research shows the number of people experiencing forced displacement increased at a record-breaking rate in 2022.

Helping change Australian workplaces one conversation at a time

SSI has offered diversity training in more than 50 Australian workplaces in the last year alone, including most recently at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM).

Emergency humanitarian relief program delivers food packages to displaced Afghans

Families impacted by the growing crisis in Afghanistan are receiving emergency relief, thanks to a new humanitarian relief program from Australian refugee support agency Settlement Services International (SSI), in partnership with the Asia Pacific Network of Refugees (APNOR).

SSI LAC participant on her way to becoming a chef

Getting a job has been on Faith Zadro’s mind a long time.

SSI LAC participant builds community through men’s shed

For many years, Foster Cortis was unemployed due to living with arthritis, a lung condition and chronic depression.

SSI welcomes Budget allocation of additional places for Afghan refugees

Settlement Services International (SSI) has joined humanitarian advocates, including the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and the Settlement Council of Australia, in welcoming the Federal Government’s 2022-23 Budget announcement of an additional 16,500 places over four years for Afghans fleeing their war-torn country.

Community Hubs were the place to be for families in turbulent 2021

The National Community Hubs Program Year in Review shows how the hubs’ resilience and flexibility ensured their local communities remained connected, supported, and safe in turbulent times.

Syrian artist exhibits work exploring displacement and migration

Visual artist Maher Al Khoury arrived in Australia seeking asylum from Syria four years ago. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1988, he had a dynamic arts career working across the Middle East as a university lecturer and artist, with exhibitions in Syria and Abu Dhabi.

Sharing stories of migration and displacement through art

“One common thread, that is not often acknowledged, is that anyone who calls Australia home, except for the First Nations people of this land, is a migrant of one form or another."

Motherland exhibition explores displacement and migration

An exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) in January seeks to create a more nuanced narrative about contemporary migration and displacement by portraying the issue through the eyes of diverse artists.