Tag Archive: migration management
Catch SIHMA on Radio786online discussing the Africa-EU Migration Summit in Valletta, Malta
Africa-EU Migration Summit in Valletta, Malta
Press Review 55 12-26 June 2015
In a keynote address of the event organized by Scalabrini Centre and the Haulocaust Centre in Cape Town to celebrate the World Refugee Day, a senior researcher from the African Centre for Cities presented the findings of the study on the roles of migrants and refugees in the economy. Durban's last refugee shelter housing those who fled the recent xenophobic violence in the city will close at the end of the month. Stereotypes and myths have largely informed South Africans’ views on issues of migration and foreign nationals. These myths perpetuate xenophobia in South Africa and are used seemingly as a basis for policy decisions around migration. The United Nations World Food Program has announced that it is temporarily cutting rations to half-million refugees in Kenya by nearly a third in a move to conserve the dwindling supplies and funds. A total of 33 migrants have died in the Sahara desert in Niger while enroute to Europe this year, including 18 found dehydrated last week near a road to the border with Algeria, the government of Niger said on Tuesday. Born and raised in Israel, David Blum always thought of his country as a refuge for the persecuted. Why then, he asks, is the government stepping up efforts to deport African refugees? He says the policy is a betrayal of Israel’s traditions and bad business given that the Africans are the backbone of the restaurant and hotel industry.
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.
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.
Zimbabwean Special Dispensation: South African Department of Home Affairs Presentation
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) briefed the Committee on the background to and current situation with the Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permits (ZSPs). It was noted that the Dispensation of Zimbabwe Project (DZP) was started in 2010, when it became clear that a special dispensation was needed to cope with the huge influx of people from Zimbabwe. The Department of Home Affairs had received a total of 294 511 applications, 242 731 were granted permits while 51 780 was either rejected or not finalised. On 12 August 2014, the Minister of Home Affairs announced the new Zimbabwe Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP), to replace the DZP.
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.
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.