Tamworth Syrian Project ready for refugees

Ready and waiting: Amalin Sundaravej believes Tamworth has the infrastructure and employment to take on some of the Syrian refugees. Photo: Gareth Gardner 100417

Ready and waiting: Amalin Sundaravej believes Tamworth has the infrastructure and employment to take on some of the Syrian refugees. Photo: Gareth Gardner 100417

The Tamworth Syrian Project is ready to roll, although still missing a key ingredient, Syrian refugees.

Project member and Northern Settlement Service support worker Amalin Sundaravej believes that the Tamworth region has the support, infrastructure and employment to take on some of the waiting Syrian refugees that have been flooding agencies and nations in recent times.

The Tamworth Syrian Project is ready to go but inactive at the moment because we don’t have any refugees coming in yet,” Mrs Sundaravej said.

“There is 20 to 30 jobs ready to go at the abattoirs and Tamworth is a really wonderful place.

“We (TSP) are here, and we are ready.” 

Australia has so far offered 12,000 visas to Syrian refugees in the past two years.

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