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‘We can make it work’: the NSW region opening doors and hearts to Ukrainians

One couple in Quirindi are like ‘mother and father’ to two Ukrainian families now living with them

Jenni Chapple has five new sets of girls’ size-4 clothing, a child’s dressing gown and puffer jacket hanging in her closet.

  • Natasha May
  • The Guardian

These are not for her own granddaughter, but a three-year-old girl she has never met, who is arriving from Kharkiv in Ukraine.

Three-year-old Daneliia, along with her parents Vlodymyr and Julia, is the second Ukrainian refugee family Jenni and her husband, Mark Chapple, are helping settle in Quirindi on the north-west slopes of New South Wales.

They initially meet new arrivals online before they arrive in the country, ascertaining their…

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