The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) recently announced the New Zealand’s Refugee Quota Programme’s resumption. Immigration New Zealand has been working alongside government agencies to put in place requirements to resume resettlement of refugees when international travel and transit is considered safe, and with COVID-19 health protocols organised.
The first groups of families are arriving for resettlement from mid-February 2021. Arrival dates for other cohorts will be staggered. Each group will be made up of around seventy people and will stay at Te Āhuru Mōwai o Aotearoa (Māngere Refugee Resettlement Centre) for the reception programme after they have completed their 14-day stay in government-managed isolation facilities.
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