Portrait of Mukhles Habash

Mukhles Habash

Mukhles Habash is of Syriac ethnicity and came to Australia from Iraq as a refugee in 2016. A veterinarian back in Iraq, his passion for supporting refugee communities has seen him involved in Geelong’s Multicultural Action Plan Committee, volunteering for the Red Cross and Diversitat, and also finding himself building Scottish-style row boats as part of a refugee and CALD communities project, despite having never built a boat before. He lives with his wife, four children and his parents in Geelong, where he heads the local Socio-Cultural Syriac Association. He recently completed his Advanced Diploma of Interpreting and wants to influence change in the refugee resettlement system and multiculturalism in Australia.