Tag Archive: Asylum Seeker
Press review 38: 15-21 September 2014
Briefing: Myanmar’s “Rohingya” - what’s in a name? Mapping Mediterranean migration UN global stateless forum calls for rights for 10 million ‘invisible people’. Has the great climate change migration already begun? Natural disasters displaced more people than war in 2013, study finds. Is the EU doing enough to prevent migrant deaths at sea? Malta boat sinking 'leaves 500 dead' - IOM. Bill Shorten says Australia should consider increasing refugee intake. What is it like to be a doctor in immigration detention centres? South Sudan backtracks on foreign worker policy. Cameroon border towns no safe haven for Nigerian refugees. Nigeria's police, army 'have institutionalised torture'. Ebola spirals out of control in West Africa. Hundreds of Syrian Kurds Fleeing Islamic State Gather on Turkish Border. Taming the beast. Killings spark fear in Somali community. South African move on child trafficking.
Press Review 36: 1-7 September 2014
Thousands of Refugee Children Are Suffering in Thai Detention. Australia asylum seeker 'brain dead' after infection - activists. Concern over Bangladesh move to repatriate Rohingyas to Myanmar. Ethiopia refugee camp submerged by floods. Red Cross to Kenyatta: send troops to quell clan clashes. Namibia: Call to Restrict Travellers From Ebola-Hit DRC. Landlord migrant check scheme to be rolled out in West Midlands. Calais migrants foiled as they try to storm ferry. Northern Nigeria: ruined lives. Mozambique rivals sign landmark peace deal. Sierra Leone to order anti-Ebola shutdown. US confirms al-Shabab leader Ahmed Godane killed. Brits are worst in over-stay stakes. South African stuck in Ebola-hit Liberia.
Press review 33 18-24 August 2013
Fleeing Yezidi Iraqis seek safety in Turkey. U.N. Plans Ambitious Operation to Help Displaced Iraqis. Algeria arrests Syrian would-be migrants. Thousands receive aid after Boko Haram siege. Ramaphosa speaks out against xenophobia. Iraqi Christians, Yazidi refugees fleeing Islamic State for Australia may miss out on visas.
Press review 31| 28 July to 03 August 2014
Asylum seekers: Australia asks India to interview Tamils held in WA Congo-Brazzaville: Congo Brazzaville Deports 140,000 DRC Citizens Africa: WFP Chief Warns of Africa Food Shortages Uganda court annuls anti-homosexuality law Ebola outbreak: US experts to head to West Africa Somali MP shot dead outside mosque by al-Shabab South Africa: 'Homophobic Police Attack' to Be Investigated South Africa pledges to mitigate possible consequences of new immigration regulations
Review: Access to Asylum – Current challenges and future direction, Monash University 29-30 May (Prato, Italy)
The aim of this international conference was to determine how best to safeguard the rights of asylum seekers in balance with the responsibilities of states. It analysed the relevant standards under regional instruments, international human rights law and the 1951 Refugee Convention. The conference examined current challenges faced by asylum seekers in gaining access to international refugee protection, the implications of state practices for the rights of refugees, the responsibilities of states and their impact upon refugee status determination procedures (RSD). The two day conference had a range of plenary sessions with international representation.
Review: SIHMA / CPLO Seminar 2 The human cost of undocumented migration – 30 July 2014
The second seminar in the SIHMA / CPLO seminar series on migration took place on 30 July 2014. The journey across borders is often unsafe and includes unimaginable costs for migrants. It is estimated that since the year 2000 about 23,000 people have lost their lives in a desperate attempt to reach Europe. Undocumented migrants are amongst the most vulnerable people as they are forced to take dangerous routes due to the lack of alternative ways to reach their country of destination. South African borders are the gateway to a better life for refugees and economic migrants who have been repeatedly exposed to abuse, robbery and slavery. According to the international organisation Doctors without Borders more than 75% of the 4,000-5,000 migrants they treat each month have been raped while crossing the border. It is therefore necessary to find alternative and legal ways for migrants to enter South Africa and reduce the risks for their lives.
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.
Review: SIHMA / Scalabrini Centre Seminar 1 Ethics of Migration – 3 July 2014
Catholic Social Teaching applied to migration is based on the principle that persons have the right to migrate and to improve their conditions of life in another country. Nations are called to respect the universal common good and to treat every individual who enters a nation, with or without proper authorization, with respect and dignity.
Press review 28 | 07 July to 13 July 2014
Australia court bars return of Sri Lanka refugees. DRC refugees and the limits of durable solutions. Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound. EU Court Bars German Tightening of Visa Requirements for Turks Tom Fairless. DRC, Rwanda Ease Tension Over Border Trade Nick Long. Minister warned against 'inciting' xenophobia. Hate speech expulsion ‘not necessary’ in schools’ code.
Press review 27 | 30 June to 06 July 2014
Australia in row over boats carrying Tamil asylum seekers. UN refugee agency warns Sudan over forced return of Eritrean asylum seekers. South Sudan hunger crisis 'to affect four million'. French riot police detain hundreds of migrants in Calais dawn raid. Uganda army kills 41 'tribal gunmen' near DRC. Home Affairs ‘willing to listen’, but will still defend immigration laws in court.