Story: Africans

Ethiopian refugees reunited

Ethiopian refugees reunited

Senayint Ayla (facing, far right) embraces Meskerm Solomon. Former neighbours in their native Ethiopia, they were reunited at Wellington airport in 2000. Many Africans arrive under the family reunification scheme in New Zealand’s immigration regulations. This gives priority to reuniting children, parents and siblings.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/2000/0980/32
Photograph by Ross Giblin

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Carl Walrond, 'Africans - Immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015