Caring for Refugee Families
by Tony Tizzard
Last week’s speakers, Sabidah Gillespie and Abid Ahmed, were from the Canterbury Refugee Centre. They outlined the objectives of their organisation and their work to rehouse refugees and help them integrate into New Zealand society.
New refugees find settling into New Zealand society challenging where even the simplest requirements pose difficulty. The support and advice their organisation gives them is invaluable.
They also outlined the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) programme that enables additional refugees over and above the government quota, to be sponsored into NZ.
To see more about what their organisation does, click here.