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UNDP Report – Scaling Fences

Nov 05, 2019
Categories: Report

In October 2019, the United Nations Development Programme published a report on the perspectives and experiences of irregular African migrants in Europe, called Scaling Fences. The study entailed 1970 respondents who originated form 39 African countries. The aim of the study was to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between migration and development. The core message that the report is trying to bring across is that migration is a reverberation...

ICMA World Conference in Taiwan

Oct 22, 2019
Categories: Event

From 21-25 October 2019, the ICMA World Conference will take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. ICMA stands for International Christian Maritime Association, and is a free association of Christion non-profit organisations who work together to improve the situation of seafarers around the world and advance maritime welfare. The 2019 World Conference revolves around the theme “50 Years of Working Together for Seafarers, Fishers and their Families”. Not only will there be opportunity to...

Like a thriller: Inside the Ethiopian Boiling Pot

Oct 15, 2019
Categories: news

Like in the best tradition of mystery writing, what happened last June in Ethiopia remains wrapped in a steam of fragmentary news and contradictory information. In less than 48 hours a round of attacks and assassinations in the Ahmara region have shocked the country and revived ethnic hostilities while the governmental press reported the killing of General Asamnew Tsige as the epilogue of a failed coup. But what happened really? And was...

SACBC Workshop on Migration for diocesan coordinators

Oct 08, 2019
Categories: Event

The South African Catholic Bishop’s Conference organized a training course on Migration for Diocesan Coordinators about Coordinated sustainable response with migrants and refugees in Southern Africa. This event is designed for diocesan coordinators who assist Migrants and Refugees, giving them strategies in how to organize the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees in each Diocese. The training aims to support the development of a network at diocesan metropolitan, national and with the...

Press Review September 2019

Oct 03, 2019
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE South Africa apologises to Nigeria after anti-migrant violence 16 September 2019 South African envoy expressed the country’s “sincerest apologies” to Nigeria on Monday, after a wave of anti-migrant attacks swept through Johannesburg and surrounding cities in recent weeks, fuelling diplomatic tensions. A meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja was held to convey President Cyrial Ramaphosa’s “sincere apologies about the incident that has recently...

Out of the Shadows: Gender, Migration and Health in SADC

Oct 01, 2019

The recent publication by Rebecca Walker and Jo Vearey on “Gender, Migration and Health in SADC: a Focus on Women and Girls” is a consistent, fieldwork-based attempt to provide a new, more attentive approach to the interrelation of migration, gender and health issues in South Africa and Zambia. While the number of migrants, especially women and girls, is constantly rising, little attention is being paid to the complex interaction of migratory movements,...