SBS Kurdish: “We are formed for the purpose of creating community sponsorship across Australia”

by | Jun 27, 2023 | Posted to: News | Tags: , , Originally published by: SBS Kurdish

Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia CEO Lisa Button speaks with Mayada Kordy Khalil (SBS Kurdish) about Australia’s new community sponsorship program.

“We were inspired by Canada‘s long standing refugee sponsorship program and thought something like that could work really well in Australia as a way of expanding and improving refugee settlement here,” says Button.

As at June 2023, the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP) has facilitated the arrival of over 200 individuals who have been welcomed by local volunteer groups across the country.

Listen to the full segment (7:07)

Originally published by Mayada Kordy Khalil, SBS Kurdish, 26 June 2023.