WATCH | Informal village springs up in Cape Town CBD as sit-in continues at UN refugee offices

2019-10-22 13:15

A huge bag of chicken and bunches of spinach were being prepared for hundreds of foreign nationals still camping out at the UN High Commission for Refugees' offices in Cape Town's CBD in the hopes of being evacuated from SA amid safety fears.

Dozens of foreigners camp outside UN offices, want to leave South Africa

2019-10-10 13:05

Dozens of foreign nationals have camped outside the Cape Town offices of the UN refugee agency demanding to be removed from South Africa and saying they were no longer safe.

Will a 'safe zone' be set up in northern Syria?

2019-09-28 08:58

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes a new "safe zone" in northern Syria will kill two birds with one stone - easing the refugee burden and pushing Kurdish militants away from his southern border.

Refugees from rising seas: No place to call home

2019-09-21 11:40

Most refugees fleeing persecution, famine or civil strife dream of one thing: Going home some day.

Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship 'not allowed' to refuel in Malta

2019-08-12 12:37

Maltese authorities have refused the Ocean Viking rescue ship to refuel in their harbours while on its search and rescue mission off the coast of Libya.

Fewer than 1 in 6 asylum seekers in SA granted refugee status

2019-07-09 07:48

A total of 533 771 people, mostly coming from war-torn and severely distressed countries, had to leave South Africa or face deportation during the past 10 years after they were not granted refugee status, answers to parliamentary questions reveal.

5 things you need to know in SA business today and 12 celebrities you didn't realise were refugees

2019-06-21 07:26

As the refugee crisis remains in the international spotlight, it's a good time to take note of what they're capable of.

World Refugee Day: South Africans skeptical about foreigners' motives, study finds

2019-06-20 17:30

A recent Ipsos global study, coinciding with World Refugee Day, shows that 71% of South Africans tend to be more supportive of refugees seeking sanctuary, even though 66% of those polled doubt their motivation.

Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

2019-05-17 10:06

The Department of Home Affairs has approached the United Nations Human Rights Council to help it clear the 150 000 refugee status appeals backlog.

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

2019-03-30 14:05

An internal UN document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.


SCA slams Home Affairs, gives asylum seeker green light to marry

2019-10-21 17:23

The Supreme Court of Appeal has declared Home Affairs’ prohibition on asylum seekers marrying unconstitutional.

Foreign refugees are now very, very close to being practically able to claim UIF in South Africa

2019-10-09 15:07

A small draft update to regulations means an asylum seeker in South Africa will have the documents necessary to claim against unemployment insurance they pay towards.

WATCH | US to slash refugee quota to record low

2019-09-27 15:20

The Trump administration plans to dramatically lower the ceiling of a decades-old refugee resettlement programme to 18 000 people from its current level of 30 000, the State Department has announced.

'I'm here 24/7': Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

2019-08-20 11:28

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly took out his smartphone to capture the moment.

Home Affairs misses deadline for Cape Town refugee office - LRC

2019-07-09 18:08

“The non-responsiveness by Home Affairs left no room for us to engage with them”

Uganda's burgeoning refugee burden

2019-06-22 08:04

The country already hosts more than one million refugees as more people escaping violence in the DRC arrive.

World Refugee Day: 'Life changing' court ruling for dependents of asylum seekers

2019-06-20 19:10

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town has hailed a "life changing" Western Cape High Court confirmation of a set of standard operating procedures by which a dependent of an asylum seeker can be documented and joined to their family's file.

Turkey coastguard: Eight dead after migrant boat sinks off coast

2019-06-17 13:23

Turkish coastguard says 31 people were rescued, it's believed they were travelling to the Greek islands.

UN refugee chief sees more anti-migrant 'poison'

2019-04-10 10:34

The UN refugee chief says he has never seen "such toxicity, such poison" in politics, the media, social media and everyday conversation focused on refugees, migrants and foreigners

Tanker hijacked by rescued migrants arrives safely in Malta

2019-03-28 16:48

A Maltese special operations team has boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants it rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, before escorting it to safety in a Maltese port.

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