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Former Sydney publican at forefront of the Syrian Refugee Crisis
A former Sydney publican, Matt Everitt played a key role in the distribution of blankets, tents, kitchen sets and plastic sheeting to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Greece this year.
RedR Australia deployed Matt to Jordan in 2014 to work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), as the agency strained under the pressure to support millions of people fleeing the Syrian crisis. He has just returned to Sydney after 15 months in the field.
A logistics specialist, Matt was originally tasked with coordinating the movement of goods from 10 warehouses in Amman into one new one that would contain the UNHCR’s largest global stockpile of non-food items for refugees in the world. He was also involved in the design of the new warehouse which finally opened in September 2015 and is the size of two and half football fields.
Read more about Matt's story here