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February 2021 – Press Review


Mar 04, 2021
Categories: press review

National Coverage   Migrants in SA fear being excluded from the Covid-19 vaccination campaign. Daily Maverick - 5 February 2021 While most South Africans are looking forward to the distribution of the vaccines, the migrant community is growing increasingly concerned about the vaccine’s availability to them. Dr Zweli Mkhize, South Africa's Minister of Health, said on the 30th of January that only South African citizens would be receive the COVID 19 vaccine during...

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Nolwenn Marconnet's internship experience


Mar 02, 2021
Categories: news

This week’s Blog post is dedicated to another brilliant intern of our team, Nolwenn Marconnet, who just came to the end of her internship experience at SIHMA.  We are very grateful to have worked and shared knowledge about human mobility with her. Nolwenn's preparation and dedication has been...

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Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa | Access to Housing


Feb 23, 2021
Categories: news

Continuing the Series on Migrant Women In continuing the series on the exclusion of migrant women, we are looking at the limited access to housing that migrant women have around Africa and around the world.    Previously in this SIHMA series...

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Missing Migrants and IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) webinar


Feb 16, 2021
Categories: Event news

Did you know migrants are facing many challenges including locating their loved ones who have gone missing? There are many migrants traveling with little to no documentation. Without documentation it is hard to find these individuals and locate loved ones if they go missing. Migrants are dying in the sea, in deserts (especially in the Sahara in the African Context (1)) and at various unofficial border posts because of the increase in monitoring and border policing...

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10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime


Feb 09, 2021
Categories: Event news

From 12 to 16 October 2020, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was hosting the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. This year’s conference was hosted online, which allow SIHMA’s to assist to a few of the side events on issues regarding migration. Programme of the virtual side events: https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNTOC/COP/SESSION_10/Website/Practical_info/UNTOC_COP10_-_Final_Programme_of_Side_Events_14_October_with_links_.pdf  Prevention of Involuntary Migration through Quality Education and Empowerment...

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On-line seminar on the “ONE STOP BORDER POST” and “THE OFFICIAL IDENTITY MANAGEMENT POLICY” of DHA.


Feb 09, 2021
Categories: Event

The SACBC organized a webinar to study and reflect on the two drafted documents in order to contribute to Department of Home Affairs. During the meet the drafted documents on the « One Stop Border Post” and “the Official Identity Management Policy” of DHA will be presented, followed by comments, reflexions and suggestions for submissions. Fr Peter John...

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