A Study in the Era of COVID 19

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Refugee Resettlement and Support Services in Auckland have released A Study in the Era of COVID 19. The Executive Summary of the study says “The study describes multiple systemic barriers to former refugee groups receiving adequate and equitable support in New Zealand health, housing, income support, education and social services. Access to services is limited by language and literacy barriers; the erratic use of professional interpreters; digital exclusion; a lack of cross-cultural competency in services and the failure to recognise former refugees as an equity group and to respond accordingly with additional resources.”

The study identifies five outcomes which they think promote successful settlement; self sufficiency, housing, education, health and participation and makes recommendations about these outcomes.

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