US will welcome target of 10 000 Syria refugees: Kerry

2016-07-14 07:03

The United States will welcome 10 000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year as promised by President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry announced.

At least 300 Mozambican refugees in Malawi refuse to move camps

2016-07-12 13:23

More than 300 Mozambican refugees in Malawi have refused to be relocated from Kayisi to another refugee camp in Mwaza district, a report says.

Asylum seekers flock to SA as country battles unemployment

2016-06-20 11:07

In the midst of staggeringly high unemployment figures, South Africa hosted more asylum seekers than any other country in the world at the end of 2015, shows a UN report.

More than 230 000 South Sudanese in Sudan

2016-06-17 06:06

Sudan is hosting the largest number of South Sudanese refugees, with 232 000 having entered since a civil war erupted at the end of 2013, the UN says.

UNHCR urges Sudan to stop deporting Eritreans

2016-06-02 22:07

The UN refugee agency has urged Sudan, a key transit route for migrants bound for Europe, to stop "forcibly" deporting hundreds of Eritreans.

Malawi 'jails' 119 Ethiopian migrants

2016-05-31 14:11

Malawi has come under fire from human rights activists for locking up 119 Ethiopian illegal migrants in its prisons.

Kenya’s threat to close Dadaab camp plays on international refugee fears

2016-05-27 16:02

If enacted, the Kenyan government’s plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest reugee camp, would have grave consequences for the hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the country.

Mozambicans overwhelming Malawi's health system - official

2016-05-17 11:53

Health officials in Malawi's border district of Mwanza have expressed concern over the growing amount of Mozambicans seeking healthcare at public facilities in the area, a report says.

KZN farmer approaches court to evict refugees

2016-05-12 12:01

In a desperate attempt to get his life back in order, a KwaZulu-Natal farmer has approached the courts to evict 14 refugees who refuse to leave his farm.

Mozambique applauds Malawi for hosting of refugees

2016-04-26 11:59

The Mozambican government has applauded Malawi over its willingness to host refugees fleeing violence in their home country, a report says.


Old soldiers, old divisions are central in new Mozambique conflict

2016-07-13 21:13

At least 10 000 people have fled Mozambique and sought refuge in Malawi, testifying to attacks perpetrated mostly by government soldiers, writes Justin Pearce.

SAHRC calls on govt to deal with backlog of refugee applications

2016-06-20 18:04

As the world observes World Refugee Day, the South African Human Rights Commission has called on the government to deal with the backlog of refugee applications.

Record 65 million people displaced worldwide - UN

2016-06-20 07:35

The number of people displaced worldwide has hit a new record, with 65.3 million people - or one in every 113 people on the planet - forced from their homes, the UN says.

KZN farmer's bid to evict foreign nationals continues

2016-06-04 08:52

The case involving a Cato Ridge family and 14 foreign nationals, who allegedly refuse to leave their Hope Farm, is back in court.

France to take 400 refugees per month

2016-06-02 20:34

France will accept 400 refugees per month from Greece as part of the EU relocation deal it signed last year, says Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UNHCR

2016-05-29 13:15

Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN's refugee agency says, saying the situation is "chaotic".

At least 9 Congolese refugees held in Malawi

2016-05-27 11:54

The department of immigration in conjunction with the Mwanza police have arrested at least nine Congolese nationals who escaped from Dzaleka refugees camp in Malawi.

Dadaab refugee camp: Don't endorse inhumane Western policies, MSF tells Kenya

2016-05-17 11:44

International humanitarian aid organisation, MSF, has criticised the Kenyan government over its decision to shut down Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, saying thousands of asylum seekers will be left stranded.

UN warns of 'devastating consequences' if Kenya expels refugees

2016-05-09 23:20

Kenya's decision to stop hosting refugees could have 'devastating consequences' for hundreds of thousands of people.

120 Malawians deported from SA, 900 still in detention

2016-04-18 11:50

At least 120 Malawians have been deported from South Africa after being detained at the Lindela Immigration Removal Centre in Krugersdorp.

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