Celebrating World Refugee Day 2018 in Wellington, NZ

By Rochelle Stewart-Allen “It doesn’t matter how you see me, I am a part of you,” were the poignant words that Abann Yor greeted the Wellington crowd with at the World Refugee Day Celebration in Wellington, New Zealand, last week. Abann, General Manager of the Auckland Resettled Community Coalition, explained the difference between the refugee…

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Stand #withrefugees by focusing on their strengths

By David Keegan, HOST CEO There’s a growing body of research and analyses, bolstered by personal stories, that shows refugees and former refugees enliven economies and cultures. Yet, despite the evidence, perceptions of refugees as a burden persist. Ethical, humanitarian and moral considerations aside for a second, refugees offer a society human capital. Research shows,…

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