Let’s talk about Refugees – Part Three

Guest post

If we are going to talk about refugees, we need a better understanding how many are coming into the country and their nationalities. This data has come from Immigration NZ website.

Part One covered Refugee Quota Programme
Part Two covered Family Support and Refugee and Protection Status.

In Summary

Under the Quota system, 8039 refugees came into the country.
Another 2017 entered via the Family Support category.
And another 931 under the Protection category.

That is a total of 10,987 people in total over 11 years April 2006 to March 2017. That averages out to 1000 refugees annually, 34% more than the 750 accepted on the quota system.

Therefore assume if the refugee quota rises to 1000, add another 340, or if double the quota campaigners have their way of 1500 add another 510 people.

Map showing number and nationality of refugees arriving from the Middle East and surrounding countries:

Other Nationalities not shown on map

Asia
Myanmar 2631
Vietnam 172
Laos 87
Cambodia 13
Indonesia 11
Thailand 3

South America
Colombia 840
Ecuador 99
Peru 1

Pacific
Fiji 8

Unknown 1

Stateless 6


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