INDEPENDENT NEWS

Red Cross welcomes Global Compact for Migration

Published: Thu 20 Dec 2018 09:41 AM
New Zealand Red Cross welcomes government’s decision to support Global Compact for Migration
New Zealand Red Cross welcomes the government’s decision to support the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The Compact is a rare opportunity to develop a new approach to migration that is more effective and humane, protects dignity and saves lives.
The Compact aims to ensure that all people migrating, especially separated and unaccompanied children, have access to humanitarian assistance and protection.
People on the world’s migration trails are exposed to sexual abuse, exploitation, separation from family members, and death. This is preventable and unacceptable, and states have an obligation to drive change.
New Zealand Red Cross General Manager Migration, Rachel O’Connor, says: “By supporting the Global Compact for Migration, New Zealand is demonstrating both international solidarity and commitment to humanitarian principles that are core to who we are as Kiwis and what we value.”
She adds: “We are hopeful that that this indicates a new way of working globally to protect vulnerable migrants. We must care for people who have been affected by war and conflict. It cannot only be up to a few countries to respond – it is the responsibility of the global community. New Zealand has capacity and so we should do our part.”

Next in New Zealand politics

NZ and France seek to end use of social media for terrorism
By: New Zealand Government
Christchurch attacks: Families offered residency option
By: RNZ
Consent granted for controversial Queens Wharf upgrade
By: RNZ
Access to hardship grants hits record high
By: RNZ
Gordon Campbell on scrapping the capital gains tax
By: Gordon Campbell
NZ, France will try to end use of social media for terrorism
By: RNZ
Meeting to stop social media's use in terrorism
By: BusinessDesk
Gordon Campbell on the policing of social media content
By: Gordon Campbell
Vague demand for social media clampdown concerning
By: ACT New Zealand
Firearms amnesty draws in hundreds of weapons
By: RNZ
New Residence Category for Victims of Mosque Attacks
By: Lane Neave
Queens Wharf decision 'sinks Goff's campaign promise'
By: RNZ
Consent granted for Queens Wharf upgrade
By: Auckland Council
Emergency housing & hardship grants higher than ever
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media