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Te Punanga: Refugee Focus

May, 2010

Refugees as Survivors New Zealand is undertaking a National Research Project on Family Reunification, Mental Health and Resettlement Outcomes.

Chaykham Choummanivong, Clinical Psychologist and director of the research project, explains “This research is very much an objective scientific inquiry into how family reunification may affect people who arrive from refugee backgrounds.” The project will combine an international literature review with detailed local level research in the key settlement areas of Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Participants will include those who have experience post-settlement family reunification and those who have not.

The project is being conducted by RASearch, the RASNZ research section, and is supported by the Community Research Committee of the Department of Internal Affairs and the Open Society International Foundation. For more information, contact RASNZ (09 270 0870).

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