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SSI was formed in 2000 by its membership – the Migrant Resource Centres and Multicultural Services across NSW, to provide settlement services for refugees. Today, SSI is the largest not-for-profit humanitarian settlement organisation in Australia.

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Karim's small business success while seeking asylum

Ignite Small Business Start-ups Karim* arrived in Australia in 2012 to seek asylum when it became unsafe for him to stay in Iran.

An electrical engineer by trade and with a wealth of experience, he owned and operated his own business in his home town of Shiraz, Iran.

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