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‘Survivors’: How Melbourne’s refugees mobilised to stop the second wave

Despite discrimination and stigma, and with scarce resources beyond energy and initiative, Melbourne’s refugee communities have taken a critical frontline role in stopping the spread of coronavirus. Anthea van den Bergh reports.

Video report by Anthea van den Bergh



About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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