Posts Tagged ‘Afghan refugees’

Govt considers using refugee quota for at-risk Afghans, as former interpreters continue protest

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

The Government is considering filling unused refugee quota spots with at-risk Afghans, the first indication New Zealand may follow other countries in committing to taking refugees from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. The confirmation came as a group of more than 15 former Afghan interpreters protested outside Parliament for a second day, demanding the immigration minister speak to Read more

Our moral duty towards Afghan refugees

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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I was one of the boat people who escaped from South Vietnam. The escape happened after South Vietnam had fallen to the Vietnamese communist forces in 1975, and my world descended into total chaos with an international embargo, wars against China and Cambodia, forced collectivisation and the insidious spread of what were termed ‘re-education camps’ — but Read more

Australian bishop launches special appeal for Afghan refugees

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has called on Catholics to support a special appeal for Afghan refugees. The Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal will raise desperately needed funds and commit Archdiocesan agencies and partners to providing pastoral, educational, health and welfare assistance to Afghan families and individuals fleeing their homeland. Archbishop Fisher has also personally contacted Australia’s Read more

Call for Australia to take 20,000 Afghan refugees

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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Jesuit Priest and human rights lawyer Father Frank Brennan says Australia should take in 20,000 Afghan refugees rather than the 3,000 being proposed. “There are lots of people, including our veterans, who know these Afghans. They want us to do more. We can do much better than 3,000,” Brennan told Sky News Australia. There are Read more