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  • WarThe first draft of 118 British immigrants arrived in Auckland on the New Zealand Shipping Company liner Rangitata. They were among 77,000 men, women and children who arrived from Great Britain under the assisted immigration scheme between 1947 and 1975.
  • The 1931 China floods or the 1931 Yangzi-Huai River floods were a series of devastating floods that occurred in the Republic of China. This was probably the deadliest flood in history, and almost certainly one the most lethal natural disasters of the 20th century, excluding pandemics and famines. Estimates of the total death toll range from 422,499  to between 3.7 million and 4 million.
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  • The number of people who received assistance to migrate to New Zealand was limited. Only 50 immigrants received financial assistance over the decade to March 1946.
  • Every day across the world people make the difficult decision to leave their home, families’, possessions and connections with their local community and walk away to an uncertain and often frightening future elsewhere.  
  • The Syrian civil war, also known as the Syrian uprising or Syrian crisis (Arabic: الأزمة السورية), is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria. It is a conflict between forces of the Ba'ath government and forces who want to remove this government. ... Protesters in Syria demanded the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad. This is forcing many people to migrate to New Zealand and become refugees.
  • Refugees who enter New Zealand under the Refugee Quota Programme spend their first 6 weeks at the MRRC. New Zealand receives about 750 refugees each year under the quota.
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