Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary, 7-8 November


What would you do if you were forced to flee your home because of war or persecution?

Every day last year 32,200 people were faced with this question as they sought protection either within their own country or as they fled across borders.

Today there are 51.2 million people around the world forcibly displaced from their homes.

To highlight the growing plight of refugees around the world, I am pleased to announce Red Cross has launched Seeking Sanctuary, New Zealand’s first refugee camp simulation, on 7-8 November 2014 in Auckland.

Over a period of 17 hours, representing the 17 years on average refugees spend in a refugee camp, you will flee from a simulated conflict zone, cross a patrolled border and seek shelter in a refugee camp.

Seeking Sanctuary has been designed in close collaboration with local refugee communities, Red Cross staff, volunteers, international aid workers and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Step into the shoes of a refugee with me at Seeking Sanctuary, for a glimpse into real-life struggles that millions of people face every day.

Together we can increase awareness and understanding of the refugee journey and raise much needed funds for our work with refugees in New Zealand and around the world.

Join me on this journey. Spaces are limited, register now.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news