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What is happening in Cabo Delgadao, Mozambique?

Jun 30, 2020
Categories: news

For the past three years the population of Cabo Delgado has been faced with repeated terrorist attacks.  A region rich with natural gas and other minerals, Cabo Delgado is located in the northeast of Mozambique, with a population of 2.3. million inhabitants (1). Following the first attack in October 2017, the impact on the population has been determinantal, from March 2019 to March 2020 the number of displaced people rose from 1,000 to 115,000 people (2)....

World Refugee Day 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Categories: news

World Refugee Day is on the 20th of June and is a day on which we commemorate the hardship, challenges and persecution of refugees and a day on which we celebrate the lives, the dignity and the resilience of Refugees across the globe.  Refugees are not refugees by choice but rather are forced to flee their countries due to a well-founded fear of persecution or due to generalised violence or war. Refugees are a testament to... (1).JPG


Jun 22, 2020
Categories: Event

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) and Refugee Social Services (RSS) are hosting the ‘Other' Peoples Film Festival for World Refugee Day this year with a Film Screening  and Discussion on Monday 22 June 2020 at 14h00 SAST. The Festival is in commemoration and celebration of World Refugee Day on 20 June. The ‘Other’ Peoples Film Festival is an initiative started by Refugee Social Services and has been running for a number of years. The... 2020-06-22 alle 11.34.50.png

How the Migrant Youth are making a mark in Music and Art

Jun 16, 2020
Categories: news

Happy Youth Day! Youth Day in South Africa is on the 16th of June and commemorates the Soweto Uprising and pivot role of the youth. Youth and their contributions are celebrated and commemorated around the world with several Countries declaring a national youth day, along with the United Nations International Youth Day celebration on the 12th of August and the World Youth Day Celebration organised by the Catholic Church, celebrated by millions of people across the...

SIHMA supports call for states, donor, and other stakeholders to protect the rights of stateless persons in COVID-19 responses

Jun 09, 2020
Categories: news Call

As governments around the world are developing necessary plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 84 civil society actors have come together to urge states, donors & other stakeholders to protect and promote the rights of the stateless.  Migrants, refugees, populations at risk of statelessness and the stateless themselves, are paying the highest price. Many are facing racism, xenophobia, denied access to critical health services and information on prevention and treatment. Additionally, many are fearful of...

Press Review May 2020

Jun 04, 2020
Categories: press review

National Coverage   How South Africa is denying refugees their rights: what needs to change The  - May 12th 2020 South Africa hosted about 273,488 refugees and asylum seekers, of whom 84% come from sub-Saharan Africa, in 2018 - the latest period for which figures are available… The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive, [but] refugees in South Africa… face many challenges in accessing their rights to social protections...