Monday, September 7, 2015

Churches commit to housing hundreds of extra refugees

From New Zealand-

Canterbury parishes have joined churches across New Zealand offering support for hundreds of additional Syrian refugees.

Leaders of Anglican, Baptist and Catholic churches called on the Government to increase its quota and committed to helping provide housing, resettlement and language assistance for more than 1200 additional refugees.

The churches' call comes as the crisis in Europe escalates and as Prime Minister John Key announced New Zealand would take an emergency intake of 600 Syrian refugees in the next two and a half years.

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