It is world refugee day today. The theme is "Keeping the flame of hope alive"
Do you know that there are 9.3 million refugees in the world at any one time? And that’s the people that make it to the refugee camps. Only three per cent of these ever get resettled somewhere safe. The rest are sent back to the place they fled, or die in the camp.
We (the Fuel team) have started this Refugee Resettlement course, we do an evening class a week and after 7 weeks of this training we get a family (one of the 750 NZ receives under the UN quota) and then have to just befriend and support them; help them get a house, schools, furniture, understand kiwi daily life etc. It is wicked so far, totally excited about meeting our family, but a fair way to go yet.