Tag Archive: undocumented migration
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.
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 – 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.
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.
CPLO Briefing paper 361: Undocumented migration and foreign children
The briefing paper by the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) provides an overview to the issue of undocumented migration and foreign children in South Africa.
ICMA 3 December 2014
International Conference on Migration in Africa (ICMA) 2014. Registration to the conference is now open. The conference is organized by the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and will be hosted by the University of the Western Cape (UWC).
Review: SIHMA/CPLO Seminar 3 Towards a regional integrated migration regime: A future perspective – 3 September 2014
The movement of people is not a new phenomenon to the continent, as Africa has a long history of migration. Cross border migration patterns are influenced by political and economic agreements, which is evident in how colonialism and then apartheid in South Africa shaped cross border labour movement that has continued up to the present. Since the 1994 political changes in South Africa and the progressive globalisation of the economy, there has been a rapid intensification of cross border movements and regional migration between Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries. Despite several regional proposals and discussions a full consensus on a formal regional labour migration framework to govern the free movement of people has not yet been achieved. This seminar provided an overview of the development of the SADC regional labour migration framework and discuss the correlations and implications of such a framework on refugee movements.
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.