“It [is] like out of misery I am being born again.”
It was a very happy day for four families who have fled their war-torn homes.
They were the first of the 12,000 refugees, who will resettle in Australia under our temporarily-expanded resettlement program, to be handed their refugee visas.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton welcomed the relieved families, 12 children among them, at a ceremony in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday, the ABC reports.
— Sophie McNeill (@Sophiemcneill) November 3, 2015
Our country’s newest residents include Sunni Muslim refugees from Syria and Assyrian Christians from the Islamic State-occupied city of Mosul in Iraq. Bashar Abdul Kader Kujah, a 30-year-old Syrian butcher, said he thought Australia was beautiful after searching pictures on the Internet. “Whatever they want from me, I will follow all the rules… and anything that’s asked of me I will be ready to do,” he said. “I will be so happy there. It [is] like out of misery I am being born again.”