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Press Review May 2020


Jun 04, 2020
Categories: press review

National Coverage   How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change The Conversation.com  - May 12th 2020 South Africa hosted about 273,488 refugees and asylum seekers, of whom 84% come from sub-Saharan Africa, in 2018 - the latest period for which figures are available… The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive, [but] refugees in South Africa… face many challenges in accessing their rights to social protections...

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Scalabrini celebration, 1st of June


Jun 02, 2020
Categories: news

On the 1st of June the Scalabrinian family of Fathers, Sisters, and lay people celebrated Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905). Founder of the catholic congregation of the Scalabrinian Missionaries of St Charles Borromeo in 1887. The Italian Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini was known as “The Apostle of the Catechism” and “The Father of Migrants”. The congregation started assisting Italians who were emigrating to America looking for jobs and a better future. Now it is present all over the world...

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The Severe Effect of COVID-19 on Jobs for Migrants and Refugees


May 26, 2020
Categories: news

Albeit a slower start compared to European countries, COVID-19 has rapidly shown the long-term impact on both health and socioeconomic sectors in African countries. Vulnerable populations, especially migrants and refugees have experienced multiple disadvantages because of the swift imposed lockdown. Many migrants across the continent work in the informal sector, often have family members who rely on remittances, and are not eligible for government aid1. The impact of decreased remittances is, and threatens to be, devastating, for instance...

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New intern at SIHMA, Felipa Schmidt


May 19, 2020
Categories: news

In this peculiar time SIHMA managed to face the quarantine time by starting the collaboration with a new intern that will work for SIHMA remotely from her home country. She was supposed to arrive at the beginning of the year to start her experience as an intern for research and communications, but Covid-19 crisis changed the plans. So we are more than welcome to have Felipa now in our team who will collaborates from Germany for...

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Media and Migration: 2020 World Press Photo Contest Winners


May 12, 2020
Categories: Articles

The 16th of April 2020 World Press Photo announced the winners of the 63rd annual edition photo competition. The World Press Photo is the largest and most prestigious competition that honors photojournalism. In recent years, the European migration crisis has been the focus of many winning images. Like past years, the trend of migration in this year’s nominations continued. Different to years prior, this year also highlighted protests that took place in Africa. The winning photograph, Straight Voices,...

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Press Review April 2020


May 07, 2020
Categories: press review

National Coverage   Covid-19 is not a reason to hunt down illegal immigrants DailyMaverick.co.za - April 29th 2020 Thousands of people in South Africa are being excluded from government relief programs simply because they lack the legal requirements to be in the country. In the spirit of unity, this has to change. The lockdown in many countries in Africa, including Nigeria and South Africa, risks threatening the livelihoods...

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