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We believe all people seeking refuge in New Zealand should receive vital support. People come here seeking a better life for themselves and their family. Yet only people who get the label ‘Quota refugee’ are entitled to Government resettlement services and support. 

People granted refuge in New Zealand fall into two legal categories or ‘labels’ - ‘Convention’ and ‘Quota’ refugees.

Both groups of people come here under extremely difficult conditions, fleeing war or persecution in their homelands. Both groups of people come here seeking a better life for themselves and their family. Yet only people who get the label ‘Quota refugee’ are entitled to Government resettlement services and support.

Support like language, culture and employment training, accommodation supplements and help with integrating into a new community. According to research, these services provide people with greater “self-sufficiency, health, participation, education and housing outcomes”.*

We believe all people seeking refuge in New Zealand should receive this vital support.

By making this relatively simple policy change, the Government can drastically improve the lives of the people who come to New Zealand seeking refuge each year but miss out on support because of a technical legal label. The community support programmes already exist, what we need to do now is make sure that everybody who needs the help has access to it. The number of people who are granted ‘Convention’ refugee status each year is around 100.

We know that the Government can respond to a strong signal of public support for doing better for people who come to New Zealand as refugees. We saw this happen when the Government increased New Zealand’s refugee quota in response to a campaign very similar to this one. Campaigns like this can and do influence politicians. Help us influence them today

Take a photo with #BeyondLabels and tag @ActionStation and @WoodhouseMP to show your support.

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