More refugees arrive in Dunedin

Sue Price.
Sue Price.
The latest group of Syrian refugees arrived in Dunedin yesterday.

Red Cross southern humanitarian services manager Sue Price said a group of about 20 refugees arrived at Dunedin Airport from the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre.

Another group of families was due to arrive to be resettled in Dunedin on Wednesday, Ms Price said.

The latest arrivals bring the total number of refugees in Dunedin, most of whom are from Syria, to about 270.

Ms Price said issues always came up, but things were running smoothly as the Red Cross became more experienced at helping refugees resettle in the city.

The  Dunedin branch of the Red Cross celebrated World Refugee Day on Tuesday.

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