We began in 1989 as the Auckland Refugee Council Inc (ARCI). We saw the plight of people who sought asylum, families who had escaped life-threatening danger and were desperate for a safe haven. We're now known as the Asylum Seeker Support Trust.
As New Zealand is signatory to the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, every asylum seeker has the legal right to claim asylum in New Zealand. We support and advocate for asylum seekers, and lobby for their rights.
Counselling Services, Housing