The purpose of the Auckland Refugee Family Trust is to raise and distribute funds so that refugee families can be reunited in Auckland. Funds will be used exclusively to assist with airfares and related family reunification expenses.

The Trust wishes to ensure that refugees who have been approved for emigration to New Zealand are not prevented from being able to join their families because of a lack of travel funds.

Many refugees in New Zealand are alone or separated from family members who remain in unsafe situations overseas. They are desperate about the safety and survival of those left behind, and they are unable to settle well until they are reunited.

Trust funds will be awarded to refugee applicants – as funds permit – whose immediate family members have been assessed and approved by New Zealand Immigration Service as having a valid case for reunification.

Your generosity and compassion will ensure refugee families can be reunited.

To make a donation, direct debit to Auckland Refugee Family Trust 38-9010-0704176-00 or post cheques to Auckland Refugee Family Trust, PO Box 47008, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144.

Donations over $5 are tax deductible (email jwakim@xtra.co.nz for tax receipt)

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