UNICEF's Lebanon deputy says NZ's refugee intake doesn't cut it
The Deputy Representative for Unicef in Lebanon is New Zealander Luciano Calestini. He says the current refugee situation in the middle east and Europe is the biggest global crisis since World War 2, and New Zealand's response falls far short of where it should be. The Prime Minister John Key is set to announce an emergency package which will allow an estimated 500 Syrian refugees to come to New Zealand over three years, but there are no plans to increase our overall quota of 750. Luciano Calestini says 4.1 million Syrian refugees are now in neighbouring countries. Over a million have them have come to Lebanon - which is a fifth of Lebanon's population.