Cape Town refugee leader to remain in custody as bail hearing postponed

2020-01-03 12:42

The split between two groups of refugees and asylum seekers living in and around the Central Methodist Mission church on Greenmarket Square was clear to see when the leader of one faction appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Landisa: I fled war-torn Burundi in 2006 to find safety in SA. And all I want to do now is leave

2019-11-08 09:23

I've been in my country Burundi where there was war. When we came to South Africa, we knew that we were safe. But after everything I saw with the brutality of the police: it was worse; it was worse. We ran for our lives.

Stranded Syrian refugee leaves airport for Canada

2018-11-27 14:36

A Syrian refugee who spent several months in limbo in a budget terminal at a Malaysian airport has been granted permanent residency by Canada and is en route to Vancouver, his lawyer said.

The migrant’s life

2016-12-26 10:01

Refugees might be the face of migration, but 90% of migrations are voluntary, and mostly occur for economic reasons.

Syrian refugees in Germany invent 'Bureaucrazy' app

2016-08-15 11:55

The hurdles for any newcomer to Europe's top economy can be daunting but now there's an app for that, says a team of enterprising Syrian refugees.

Hope farm refugee crisis turns hopeless

2016-06-07 10:28

A group of refugees who are refusing to leave the farm of KwaZulu-Natal “Good Samaritan” Andrew Wartnaby don’t want to be repatriated to their former countries or resettled inside South Africa.

Zille apologises for 'refugee' comment

DA leader Helen Zille has apologised for her comment in which she referred to Eastern Cape pupils who flocked to Western Cape for a better education as 'refugees'.

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Landisa: Why South Africa is like Somalia for refugees right now

2019-11-08 09:27

In South Africa, it is the same as in our country right now. South Africa now does whatever it wants, you see? If the people shoot you, the police arrest you while you are bleeding.

Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

2019-01-11 21:34

Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the UN refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family.

A Syrian man who has been trapped in an airport for two months explains how he survives day-to-day

2018-05-09 18:30

Hassan al-Kontar's newfound residence at Kuala Lumpur's airport has been brought on by many years of struggling to secure a better life abroad as a Syrian citizen.

Refugees from Boko Haram return home, excited but fearful

2016-09-06 21:30

Refugees from Boko Haram return home, excited but fearful, as extremist threat remains

From war-torn Somalia to crime-ridden SA

2016-06-10 08:38

'South Africa is no longer a safe place to live in,' says Somali refugee Liban Ali Nuur, who has been robbed twice and shot in Cape Town.


'Children's refugee crisis'

2013-01-18 12:42
The United Nations speak of a 'Children's refugee crisis' because more than half Syria refugees are children.

The United Nations speak of a 'Children's refugee crisis' because more than half Syria refugees are children.

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