Immigrant who received $ 98,0000 to start a new life in Cambodia succeeds the Australian government because the money & # 39; was not enough & # 39;
- Abdullah Zalghani was sent to Cambodia with his family after visiting Nauru
- He received $ 60,000 in addition to another $ 38,000 from humanitarian groups
- The money was intended to enable refugees to support their families
- Mr. Zalghani said that the money is not enough to cover education and health insurance
A refugee who received $ 98,000 to relocate from Nauru to Cambodia slammed the Australian government hard because he claimed the money was not enough to cover his livelihood.
Abdullah Zalghani fled Syria with his wife and children in 2013 and spent time in Lebanon.
He left his wife and four children behind and tried to reach Australia by boat, but was stopped and detained in Nauru.
Mr Zalghani agreed to be resettled in 2016 in Cambodia, where his family joined him.
They received a total of $ 60,000 in addition to another $ 38,000 from the International Organization for Migration.
But Mr Zalghani said that the money was not enough to cover the annual costs of education and health insurance for his four children, as well as the debts he had incurred in detention.
Abdullah Zalghani (pictured as reunited with his family) fled Syria with his wife and children in 2013 and spent time in Lebanon. He left his family behind and tried to reach Australia by boat, but was stopped and detained in Nauru
Mr. Zalghani told the ABC that the Australian government has driven back to their promise to provide local school and health insurance for his children for up to five years.
& # 39; It's hard here, my kids can't go to school & # 39 ;, Zalghani said to the ABC.
The cost of private schools in Phnom Penh, where Mr. Zalghani has settled, varies in price from a few hundred dollars a year for a child to tens of thousands of dollars.
Mr. Zalghani said that the schools he was looking for would charge about $ 2.8,000 a year per child, while health insurance for his entire family would cost about $ 7,000 a year.
The total education and health insurance costs for his family and children would be $ 79,800.
Mr. Zalghani agreed to be resettled in Cambodia in 2016 where his family joined him and they received a total of $ 60,000 in addition to another $ 38,000 from the International Organization for Migration (photo of a tent in Nauru)
The Ministry of the Interior said in a statement that Mr. Zalghani had received a lump sum to pay school fees and health insurance for his children.
& # 39; Mr. Zalghani was stressed that it was his responsibility to use the lump sum to cover the health, education and other expenses of his family according to his own insight & # 39 ;, said the spokesperson.
& # 39; Mr. Zalghani acknowledged that this would be the final payment and that he and his family settled in Cambodia. & # 39;
But Mr Zalghani said that the large sum of money is not nearly enough to cover the annual costs of education and health insurance for his four children (photo of Phnom Penh, Cambodia)
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