Mosque victim says help being withdrawn

From Morning Report, 6:15 am on 1 July 2020

A leader of the Christchurch Muslim community and one of those injured in the mosque attacks says support for victims is slowly being withdrawn.

After the massacre, case managers were assigned to the bereaved and injured to help them navigate their way around ACC, MSD and Immigration New Zealand.

The general secretary of the Muslim Association of Canterbury, Feroze Ditta, who still carries fragments of the shooter's bullets in his leg, told Conan Young this help is increasingly not on offer.

A statement from the Ministry of Social Development says after starting with 16 case managers, there are now just two, due to there being a reduced need for the help they offered.

However the ministry says the managers are still available to victims, if they are needed.