The majority of refugees, who are fleeing the Middle Eastern conflict and are to be settled in Australia over the next 18 months, will call the state of New South Wales (NSW) home.

The government is expecting between 4,000 and 7,000 refugees mainly from Syria and Iraq to settle in the state, according to NSW coordinator-General for Refugee resettlement, Professor Peter Shergold, who is responsible for settling them. Some are expected to arrive before the year ends.

The move is part of an Australia’s federal government initiative to accept 12,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq in response to the ongoing global refugee crisis Read more…

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Thousands of refugees to be resettled in Australian state