SBS News: Displaced by way, a family had been dreaming of Australia for years. They’ve finally arrived.

by | Aug 27, 2022 | Posted to: NewsOriginally published by: SBS News

Al Daoud Family holding 'welcome to Australia' homemade sign.

The Al Daoud family were forced to flee their home country of Syria six years ago. After years of life in a refugee camp in northern Iraq, they have finally landed in Australia through the Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Pilot (CRISP).

“‘We hope this will be a great beginning,’ father Shadi Al Daoud told SBS News after arriving at Sydney airport on Friday.”

Shadi, his wife Ramia Al Romhain, as well as 10 year old George and 7 year old Elinor, were welcomed by a CRISP Community Supporter Group who are eager to welcome the family and make them members of the Gosford community on the central NSW coast.

“It is allowing them to have a sense of belonging. We are there to support them from day one. And allowing them to start in a new place.”

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Originally published on 27 August, 2022. Written by Biwa Kwan and Francesca De Nuccio, SBS News.