Report

Refugees rejuvenating and connecting communities

An analysis of the social, cultural and economic contributions of Hazara humanitarian migrants in the Port Adelaide-Enfield area of Adelaide, South Australia
Publisher
Refugee settlement Refugees Community development Multiculturalism Adelaide
Resources
Description

This research project included observing the Hazara Afghan community in location and interviews with Hazara and non-Hazara residents. This report understands that living and engaging in a community is not just about how migrants bring economic benefit to local communities but needs to look at their social, cultural and economic contributions.

Key points:

  • There are a number of key themes that resonate throughout the report.
  • An individual engages or contributes to the local community in which they live in ‘visible’ and ‘invisible’ ways.
  • There are individuals and organisations who have the capacity to be social connectors, to bridge between communities.
  • Refugee-background migrants arrive with assets, abilities, knowledge and experiences to contribute to the communities they live in, and many proactively find ways to do so.
  • There is a tension for refugee communities who wish to simultaneously strengthen, support and contribute to the development of their own communities or co-ethnic bonds, while strengthening, supporting and contributing to the local (and national) communities they are now a part of.
Publication Details
DOI:

10.25954/6046cb68b02bb

ISBN:

978-1-922046-34-5

Access Rights Type:
open