Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand Grants Refugee Status to Kurdish-Iranian Writer

New Zealand: New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Kurdish-Iranian writer,┬áBehrouz Boochani, who was held for about six years in an Australian-run offshore detention camp, authorities said Friday. Boochani was detained on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island after he … Continue reading

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Morrison Government must accept New Zealand offer to provide safety for refugees due to COVID-19 crisis

New Zealand: New Zealand granting Behrouz Boochani asylum is a strong reminder to the Morrison Government that there is a viable solution to 7 years of failed asylum policy. The Morrison Government has an opportunity to resettle people in New … Continue reading

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Anxious wait for New Zealand deportees as Australian guards isolate due to Covid-19 risk

Australia and New Zealand: Guards at Sydney’s Villawood detention centre have gone into isolation after going to a pub that was now the source of a Covid-19 outbreak. It comes as a group of New Zealanders being held there anxiously … Continue reading

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‘NZ Aid agencies warn Coronavirus and hunger will adversely impact poor children’

New Zealand: Thirteen NZ aid organisations are warning that children in low-income countries will be the most affected by the global pandemic and hunger, and they are encouraging Kiwis to help resource their global neighbours to deal effectively with the … Continue reading

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Establishing Humanitarian Lanes During COVID-19

Australia and New Zealand: COVID-19 is severely impacting the humanitarian system, denying aid to many affected communities in the Asia Pacific. But countries in the region have begun negotiations to normalise international travel, with Australia and New Zealand being the … Continue reading

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NEW ZEALAND: Report outlines distrust, claims of bullying, in refugee decision process

Distrust and disrespect, delays and allegations of discrimination and bullying are outlined in an independent report into the decision-making process for asylum-seekers. The review paints a picture of relationships between some lawyers and staff at the Refugee Status Branch breaking … Continue reading

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Essential Kiwi Legends: Rose (Bishnu) Pradhan

New Zealand: NZ Red Cross have began a campaign to raise awareness of NZ refugee heroes who have worked on the frontline throughout lock down. In this article Rose (Bishnu) Pradhan, a former refugee from Nepal, is celebrated for her … Continue reading

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Report outlines distrust, claims of bullying, in refugee decision process

New Zealand: Distrust and disrespect, delays and allegations of discrimination and bullying are outlined in an independent report into the decision-making process for asylum-seekers. The report sets out clear recommendations but Immigration New Zealand have said implementing change has been … Continue reading

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Scores of refugees in limbo as quota system in holding pattern due to Covid-19

New Zealand: The Red Cross is urging the Government to restart the refugee quota programme on humanitarian grounds.With more than 150 border closures around the world due to COVID-19- the immediate future for those seeking refuge from war and persecution … Continue reading

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New Zealand to lift COVID-19 containment measures except border controls

New Zealand:┬áPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand has eliminated transmission of the coronavirus domestically. NZ will lift all containment measures except for border controls which could continue to leave migrants and temporary visa holders in a state limbo. Source: … Continue reading

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