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Australia Prepares to Resettle 12,000 Syrian Refugees

Australia has begun the task of selecting for resettlement 12,000 refugees from the crisis in Syria. The first group is expected to arrive before late December. Sydney’s Lakemba district is one of Australia’s most multicultural areas. It has become a haven for a family from the Syrian city Homs, which fled to Lebanon before arriving as refugees in Australia at the start of the year.   Youssef al-Kasseh lives with his wife, Hala, and their three children, along with his mother...

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