As many other Syrian refugees who are struggling to adapt to their new lives , AbdulHakim faces difficulties in adjusting to his new home in Sydney.

Before the Arab spring, Al Jabouri had a shop in Syria, but eventually joined the resistance and was arrested. As soon as he was freed from prison, he applied for assylum in Australia.

Australia is expected to re-settle nearly 4,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Western Sydney.