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March 2022. Safe start. Fair Future 2 Pager

The time for change is now: it has been almost a decade since the first New Zealand Refugee
Resettlement Strategy (NZRRS) charted a course for good settlement practice for refugees arriving
through the Quota programme. Despite plans for inclusion at the time, this strategy does not yet
cover those who are (or become) refugees through seeking asylum within New Zealand (referred to as
Convention Refugees).

Published Tue March 15th 2022

It’s time for Aotearoa New Zealand to ensure a Safe Start and Fair Future for refugees.

The Safe Start. Fair Future Report represents a collaboration between the Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies (CAPRS) at the University of Auckland and the Asylum Seeker Support Trust (ASST).

Published Tue Feb. 15th 2022

Begana does House Deconstruction in Auckland

Our social enterprise can help you deconstruct a house in Auckland, employing people from refugee backgrounds

Published Tue Dec. 14th 2021

Refugee Alliance

New alliance to gain positive change for Refugees in Aotearoa

Published Tue Oct. 5th 2021

Press Release New Lynn Terror Attack

"The overwhelming majority of refugees in this country are law-abiding, community-oriented, hard-working, and trustworthy people. Refugees are not defined by the act of this one person and our collective response to them should be one of solidarity and support. We must remember this and not spread any hate, xenophobia or racism in our reactions."

Published Sun Sept. 5th 2021

AGM 2021 12th October 7pm on Zoom

Please join us on Zoom for our AGM

Published Tue Aug. 31st 2021

Asylum seekers locked up in Auckland prison – New Zealand's own Manus Island

"When I went to the police station they took me to a cell and gave me a mattress. There were cockroaches crawling and biting me, I thought to myself this is similar to a police station in Afghanistan!"

Published Fri Jan. 8th 2021

Asylum seeker imprisoned for over three years recognised as refugee

1 NEWS can reveal the man spent three years and one month in prison while waiting for his claim to be processed, which turned out to be valid.
"It was the worst time of my life, a lot of anxiety, because you don't know about your future," the man said.

Published Fri Jan. 8th 2021

Asylum Seekers welcomed with jail

No crime, no charge - the asylum seekers welcomed to NZ with jailtime

Published Fri Jan. 8th 2021

Asylum Seekers in prison

Asylum seekers are being detained for long periods in our prison system

Published Mon Aug. 10th 2020

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