Wellington Prepares for First Syrian Refugees

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The first group of refugees from Syria arrive in New Zealand later this month.
Last September, the Government announced it would be allowing an extra 600 refugees escaping the war in Syria into New Zealand.
The group of about 85 Syrians will be resettled in Wellington city, Lower Hutt, and Porirua. The capital was chosen because of the existing Syrian community.
Once in the city the Red Cross will oversee their resettlement. The Red Cross are looking for donations of money or goods, including single sheets, blankets, lawnmowers, vacuum cleaners, ricer cookers and irons.

7 Responses

  1. hi our name is m.a.n.c.h and we think that its very nice of the government to let the syrians in to nz. But we think that other countries should step up and lead by example as well.

  2. Its really good that our government to let Syrians into country when they are in need of help and hope that more are allowed in

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