Tag Archive: Asylum Seeker
Press Review 08 January 2016
Analysis by Caroline Skinner, University of Cape Town. Since the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994, migrant entrepreneurs have been portrayed as driving small local businesses to the wall, taking jobs and engaging in illegal and other nefarious business practices. More than half a million people fleeing violence and human rights abuses, mostly from South Sudan, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, have now found protection and safety in Uganda. The European Union on Wednesday announced the start of a $2 billion initiative to curb illegal migration from Africa, an ambitious program that aims to tackle the root causes of a historic flight of Africans to Europe.
First migrant arrested at closed border in Hungary
Tough, new laws have come into effect giving police in Hungary the authority to arrest and charge migrants attempting to enter the country illegally. The crackdown follows the completion of a razor-wire fence, which aims to seal off the border with Serbia. Reports suggest at least 16 people have already been arrested and the number is expected to rise
Press Review 48: 24- 30 November 2014
Tough conditions for CAR displaced at airport camp. Abandoned in the borderlands. Sudan: Darfur Displaced Worry About Exit UNAMID, Demand Replacement. About 100 people slaughtered in a week in DRC. Kenya bus attack: Mandera residents flee to army base. Mozambique: Dhlakama Threatens to Set Up His Own Government. Bangladesh proposes interning, repatriating up to 270K Rohingya to Myanmar. Nigeria explosion 'kills dozens' in Adamawa state. Despite Aid Push, Ebola Is Raging in Sierra Leone. War refugees caught in a no man's land. Four dead in Egypt anti-government protest. South Africa: Refugee Dies After SA Hospital Denies Treatment, Citing Health Act. Asylum seekers run riot in Cape.
Press Review 44: 27 October – 2 November 2014
Manus Island asylum seeker writes to UN in bid to access healthcare. Merkel calls for aid to Syrian refugees. Italian navy says it will continue refugee rescue mission despite plan to scrap it. Syria's neighbours risk 'host-country fatigue'. 29,000 asylum cases still unresolved from 2007, say MPs. Australia pushes on with asylum seeker deterrence. Please return home, Interior CS Joseph ole Lenku tells refugees. Nearly 25 million food insecure in Sahel. Harrowing video shows scene of bloody devastation after Syrian army allegedly drops two banned 'barrel bombs' on refugee camp, killing up to 75 people. South Sudanese refugees face flooding and difficult dynamics in Ethiopia. CAR: The search for justice. Mozambique: Divided CNE Declares Frelimo Victory. Nigeria: 41 Boko Haram Members Beheaded in Biu. 20 killed in renewed clashes in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. President Michael Sata’s body returns to Zambia as political rivals jockey for position. Burkina Faso crisis: Army 'must give power to civilians'. SA man tested for Ebola. South African peacekeepers ambushed in Sudan. South Africa's health system shuns asylum seekers.
CPLO Briefing Paper 363 : Labour and Asylum – Regional approaches to migration
The briefing paper by the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) provides an overview of labour and asylum with a focus on regional approaches to migration in southern Africa.
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.
Press review 41: 5-12 October 2014
Smuggling of Migrants Tops Agenda At Opening of Conference On Organized Crime. Australian Paediatricians Agree That Detaining Refugee Kids Is Child Abuse. Finding the Missing Piece of Refugee and Asylum Policy. Alternatives to refugee camps: Can policy become practice?. South Africa: Court Victory for Asylum Seekers. South Sudan: Famine Threatens South Sudan If Conflict Deepens - Report. Nine killed in eastern DRC attack. Perilous escape to an uncertain fate. High rate of abuse, rape by cops in Cape. Waiting for change at Lindela. Hunger strikers: 'They shot us in the head at Lindela'. Money bucks the corrupt system at Lindela.
A rocky road for Cape Town’s refugees
The number of illegal refugees in Cape Town is increasing after the government closed a city-based office granting permits for asylum seekers to work and study in South Africa.
Press Review 40: 29 September – 5 October 2014
Nauru asylum seekers sew lips shut in protest over Cambodia transfer. Basic needs unmet for UK asylum-seekers. Somalia battles al-Shabab for Galgala mountains. DRC ex-militiamen, relatives starve to death. Rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo slow to disarm. Libya aid push constrained by insecurity. Boko Haram video shows Abubakar Shekau alive. Analysis: South Sudan at a crossroads. Ebola outbreak: 'Five infected every hour' in Sierra Leone. Now hunger threat shadows Ebola in West Africa. Somali troops 'capture key port town' from al-Shabab. Court defends rights of foreigners. Prepared for permits says SA.