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Diary of a VSO Youth Volunteer: More from Kenya

Where to begin… quite a lot has happened since my last update. We teamed up with Kenya Red Cross and spent a day distributing TOMS shoes to local schools around Malindi. The day itself was quite manic because there were ...

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Charity of the Month: Amnesty International

To round off Refugee Week here at DW, we have awarded Amnesty International with our Charity of the Month title for August 2013. With a global movement of 4.6 million supporters across 150 countries, Amnesty International is the world’s largest ...

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Refugee Week: Letter from the Editor

      This month I have been focused on refugees and asylum-seekers, here in the Australian office at DW Magazine. Prior to the upcoming Australian elections, the current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced a new refugee resettlement arrangement ...

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Refugee Week: Go Back To Where You Came From

After the success of the Australian TV documentary ‘s first series, Go Back To Where You Came From returned for a second season: Celebrity Edition. The Award-winning show, produced by Cordell Jigsaw Productions, follows a group of six prominent Australian ...

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Refugee Week: #refugees

With Social Media playing an ever-increasing role in the mass distribution of media and social awareness, we had a little look at who else is talking #refugees this week. Check out what’s trending on twitter and join the debate, hastag ...

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Refugee Week: Australia Changes The Rules On Refugees

On the 19th July 2013, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled a new resettlement arrangement for refugees and asylum-seekers coming to Australia by boat, in what he called an attempt to crack down on people smugglers and prevent further ...

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Refugee Week: Between the Devil & the deep blue sea

In the aftermath of the new Australian policy on refugees, an Amnesty International local action group in Mount Druitt staged a movie screening in their local library to raise awareness of the long and dangerous journey a refugee endures to ...

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Diary of a VSO Youth Volunteer: Update from Kenya

Jambo! I flew into Mombasa on Thursday the 11th July along with eight other UK volunteers from around the country. When we arrived, the Kenyan volunteers gave us as warm welcome. We spent a couple of days in Mombasa doing ...

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