Posts Tagged ‘NewZealand Quota refugees’

Bishop Justin calls politicians to welcome more refugees

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

On 2o0 July  about 100 people from faith and community groups and many political parties gathered together on the front lawn of Parliament to call on politicians to vote with their conscience to at least double the refugee quota.  Bishop Justin was there, he spoke to the crowds and urged us to ask, as Jesus Read more

Red Cross calls for more refugee places

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The Red Cross is calling for the country to consider increasing the quota for refugees. The country has an annual limit of 750 places for refugees on United Nations waiting lists. Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy said New Zealand should resettle more people. Continue reading Related Posts:First refugees in NZ since border closed complete…Refugees Read more

NZ’s annual 750 quota of refugees often not filled

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

NZ Refugee Council president Dr Nagalingam Rasalingam said he was “completely shocked” to hear the country often accepts fewer than 750 refugees each year. The government’s agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees allows the 750-quota to go as low as 675 or as high as 825.  New Zealand often falls closer to Read more