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Green Party delighted with safe homes for refugees

Published: Thu 7 Feb 2019 12:43 PM
7 February 2019
Press release
Green Party delighted with safe homes for refugees in Whanganui
The opening of the new refugee resettlement housing unit in Whanganui marks a step forward in New Zealand’s commitment to offer a safe home for families fleeing war and persecution, Green MP and refugee Golriz Ghahraman said today.
“They will remember their first days of safety and freedom in Whanganui, forever.
“I know my family and I will never forget the warmth and security when we first arrived and settled in West Auckland. I'm so excited for all the new friendships and enriching experiences that Whanganui will share with these new arrivals.
“New Zealand is a kind, compassionate and safe country. We want to help and we can. With war and persecution forcing more and more people to flee their homes, it is the right time to be increasing the amount of people we welcome here.
“At this moment in global history, taking more refugees is a reflection of the strength of our values. It is the right thing to do.
“To those who have fled persecution and need a safe place to call home, we want you to know New Zealand welcomes you.”
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