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Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions
Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Migration History Marked by Crises and Restrictions Written by By Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Bruno Schoumaker and published by the Migration Policy Institute
The evolution of migration policy in post-apartheid South Africa
In post-apartheid South Africa, migration policies and legislation have failed the declared objective of enhancing the development potential of migration, leaving critical issues such as social cohesion and integration unsolved. A large emphasis has been placed on the securitisation of migration and the tightening of the immigration regime in an attempt to crack down on irregular arrivals.
CESSATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF ANGOLAN REFUGEES IN SOUTH AFRICA
In this report, we present the results of a survey conducted between January and February 2015 to assess the implementation of the cessation of the international protection of Angolan refugees in South Africa. In May 2013, the South African government declared the cessation of the international protection to Angolan refugees who fled the long civil war which ended in 2002. The survey establishes that Angolan refugees are reluctant to return to their home country. Most of the respondents have lived in South Africa since 1999 and have established family and cultural connections in the country. Having lived in South Africa for so many years, Angolan refugees have established their roots and families in the country.
Africanos em Movimento – Portuguese Version
Mobilidade humana desempenha um papel importante na história do continente Africano. Nas últimas décadas, padrões e tendências de migração têm modificado devido a globalização do mercado laboral e as transformações socioeconómicas e políticas que afectaram a maioria das sociedades Africanas. Para muitos países de envio, migração laboral representa uma estratégia para apoiar os meios de subsistência e reduzir a pobreza. Mudança climática, desastres naturais e crises minando a estabilidade política dos Estados Africanos têm gerado um grande número de refugiados. Esta publicação contém uma análise dos perfis de quatro países na mobilidade humana, em Gana, Nigéria, Angola e África do Sul. Reflete os dados e tendências relevantes sobre os fluxos de migração e asilo, identifica as agências governamentais, instituições acadêmicas e grupos da sociedade civil lidando com os migrantes e refugiados nos países listados. O estudo também fornece uma avaliação crítica da governança de migração e asilo e aponta algumas lacunas e áreas relevantes de pesquisa e para futuras pesquisas.
ICMA 2014 Conference Report
The International Conference on Migration in Africa (ICMA) held on 3 December 2014 at the University of the Western Cape provided a forum to connect local, African and international scholars, academics, researchers, practitioners, professionals, policy makers and NGO representatives to discuss issues relating to human mobility in Africa. There were three panel sessions, with international and African experts, that covered the issues of south-south migration, the nexus between migration and development, irregular migration and reintegration of returnee migrants. The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) was also launched at the conference along with the recent research “Africans on the Move” that highlights the migration innovations, concerns, and practical challenges encountered in the countries Angola, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.
Africans on the Move – French Summary
La mobilité humaine joue un rôle important dans l’histoire du continent Africain. Au cours des années précédentes, les tendances et guides de la migration ont été due à la globalisation du marché de travail et des transformations socio-économiques et politiques, qui avaient affecté la plupart des sociétés africaines. Pour beaucoup des pays d’origine de la migration la main d’œuvre représente une stratégie pour soutenir les ressources de revenu et réduire la pauvreté. Le changement climatique, les désastres naturels et les crises sous-estimant la stabilité des pays africains avaient généré des larges nombres de refugies.
Africans on the move – English Version
Human mobility plays an important role in the history of the African continent. Over the past decades, migration trends and patterns have modified due to the globalization of the labour market and the socio-economic and political transformations which have affected most African societies. For many sending countries labour migration represents a strategy to support livelihoods and reduce poverty. Climate change, natural disasters and crises undermining the political stability of African states have generated large numbers of refugees. This publication contains an analysis of four-country profiles on human mobility in Ghana, Nigeria, Angola and South Africa. It reflects relevant data and trends concerning migration and asylum flows, identifies government agencies, academic institutions and civil society groups dealing with migrants and refugees in the listed countries. The study also provides a critical assessment of the migration and asylum governance and points out some relevant research gaps and areas for further research.
2013 Annual Asylum Statistics – South Africa
A total of 70,010 new arrivals were registered as asylum seekers between January and December 2013. An equal number of Temporary Permits was issued to them in terms of section 22 of the Refugees Act No 130 of 1998.