UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi has urged the international community to remain committed to Afghanistan, calling for greater support for refugees and internally displaced people ahead of the opening of a two-day international donor conference. The UNHCR chief said on Monday that the future of millions of Afghans depends on[…]
Despite strict movement restrictions that have helped contain the coronavirus, Malaysia finds itself facing a surge of cases in overcrowded detention centres that coincided with a series of raids last month in which more than 2,000 undocumented migrants were picked up. “We have identified detention centres as a high-risk area,”[…]
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reiterated it will not be able to resettle the large group of refugees involved in a stand-off with Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Unit, which is preventing them from sleeping on pavements in the CBD. The refugees were removed from the perimeter of the[…]
By Tauhierah Salie In a highly anticipated ruling, a court has granted the City of Cape Town the permission to enforce its by-laws regarding around 700 refugees and asylum seekers at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town. Stakeholders in the matter reappeared in Western Cape High Court on Monday,[…]
By Tauhierah Salie As things reach a tipping point for the refugees in the Cape Town CBD, humanitarian organization Gift of the Givers (GOTG) provided much-need aid over the weekend. The sit-in of around 600 refugees at the Central Methodist Church has surpassed its fourth month and refugees have refused[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Reintegration is among the resolutions for refugees staging a sit in at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town CBD. This is according to the South African Human Rights Commissioner, Chris Nissan, who gave VOC feedback on the engagements aimed at appeasing several parties. The situation for[…]
Gift of the Givers has been ordered to stop taking food and giving medical help to the hundreds of foreign nationals taking shelter at Cape Town’s Central Methodist Church because the group’s leadership is upset with the charity. “We have been asked not to be there,” Gift of the Givers[…]
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR has denied media reports that an impasse has been reached in negotiations with foreign nationals wanting to leave South Africa via the sponsorship of the South African government and the United Nations. The complaints of these foreign nationals revolve around allegations of[…]
Evacuation of foreign nationals demanding to leave SA is “not an option on the table”, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in SA. The UNHCR said it had reached an impasse with those wishing to leave the country, the SABC reported on Sunday. Police arrested scores of refugees[…]
Chaos erupted in the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday after the South African Police Service and the City’s Law Enforcement Unit were sent to carry out court orders to end a three-week long foreign national sit-in outside of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in the city. […]
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