(Wellington, NZ) – Wellington-based charity ChangeMakers Refugee Forum (CRF), with supporting sector organisations, has written an open letter to the New Zealand government calling for the immediate establishment of a task-force in response to the on-going refugee crisis.
ChangeMakers highlighted concerns about immigration changes that reduce family reunification options for people who arrive in a group of more than thirty claiming asylum. To read our submission on these changes click here and watch a short youtube clip click here
Over 80 community members from 10 different communities identified the issues, challenges and barriers that need to be addressed in order for the five Refugee Resettlement Strategy outcomes to be achieved. The Strategy is being developed by the Department of Labour, and ChangeMakers organised the forums to ensure communities have input into the proposed strategy.