Australia Says Resettlement Of 12,000 Iraqi And Syrian Refugees Completed
The Australian government has completed the resettlement of 12,000 Iraqi and Syrian refugees as part of a global effort to assist displaced people, the manager of Settlement Services International (SSI) said on Tuesday (June 27).
SSI’s Yamamah Agha said in a statement that those refugees whose resettlement has come to an end number 13,750 refugees from Iraq, Syria and some other countries. 12,000 of them are Iraqis and Syrians.
Agha said that SSI provides housing, health, banking, schools and Centerlink services to the new arrivals in Australia in an effort to help relieve the refugee crisis in Europe.
As part of global efforts in the fight against Islamic State (ISIS), Australian and New Zealander military personnel from the joint Task Group Taji have trained more than 21,000 Iraqi security forces since their mission in May 2015.