COVID-19 SUPPORT

Supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds during COVID-19

MYAN continues to work to ensure that the safety, rights, and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are protected and upheld in the COVID-19 public health crisis.

We are connecting the sector, connecting young people, sharing their experiences, and sharing resources for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and those who work with them.

#WhatsYourWhy Video Series

#WhatsYourWhy is an opportunity to share your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Everyone has their own stories to tell, but not every story makes it to the national stage. As the national peak body supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds we want to amplify your stories nationally.

Sharing your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine will play a valuable role in influencing public opinion and perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccine. Your message can help keep your friends, family and community safe.

How to get involved?

Share a 15-20 second video with your reason for getting a vaccine by:

1. Posting your video on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter)
2. Use the tag
#WhatsYourWhy and @MYANAustralia

Submit your video by 12th October to go in the running to win one of two $100 gift vouchers. The reward is valid only for young people 30 and under from CALD backgrounds but we encourage everyone to participate in sharing your video. We will re-share your video on our platform as well.

Latest Events

MYAN recently hosted a National Youth Panel on 21 July 2020, led and moderated by young people and young leaders from across Australia from refugee and migrant backgrounds, exploring the new normal during and beyond COVID-19. This was an important opportunity to hear directly from young people themselves about the challenges and solutions to COVID-19.

MYAN has also been convening regular national sector meetings to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and identify good practice and innovative solutions.

Meeting summary notes from our last sector meeting on COVID-19

Young people’s perspectives during COVID-19

‘A Day in the Life’ video series are developed by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds sharing their real narratives of staying safe and healthy, supporting each other, their families and communities.

Information on COVID-19 Vaccines in 63 Languages

The September edition of the COVID-19 vaccines multicultural audiences stakeholder pack is now available. It has been developed by the Department of Health. This pack contains in-language communication resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the AstraZeneca vaccine, vaccine eligibility and vaccine safety.