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July Press Review

Jul 04, 2024
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International:  Biden’s new immigration plan: How will it work? 19 June 2024 AlJazeera Just ahead of the United States Presidential election, which will take place in November of 2024, U.S. President Joe Biden has released a new plan regarding immigration policies. With immigration being a hot topic of concern in the United States, many suspect Joe Biden has made this policy suggestion just ahead of the election to secure more votes against his opponent, Donald...

June Press Review

Jun 06, 2024
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International:  Little protection for the vulnerable, even on major migration routes UNHCR UN News ,4 June 2024 The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) confirms that hundreds of thousands of people risk their lives to migrate from Sub-Saharan Africa in search of asylum. Migrants are without access to immediate assistance, leaving many to face unavoidable dangers such as trafficking and lack of shelter. Vincent Cochetel, the UNHCR Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean, explains that the absence of critical... Review.jpg

May Press Review

May 27, 2024
Categories: Migration in Africa Migration Policies news press review Refugees Review SIHMA

National: South Africa election 2024: ‘You see skeletons’ - the deadly migrant crossing 4 April, 2024, BBC News Migrants continue to risk it all in order to seek asylum and opportunities in South Africa. With the influx of migrants typically traveling from Zimbabwe into South Africa, political tension and xenophobia are on the rise. The crossing of the Zimbabwean border into South Africa is dangerous due to wild animals and gangs of criminals that can be... review may.jpg

April Press Review

Apr 04, 2024
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International Conflict Drives Displacement Amidst Rising Climate Shocks: New Africa Migration Report  IOM, 26 March 2024 Conflict and violence remain the main drivers of displacement and movements in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, exacerbated by increasing climate shocks and hazards, according to a new report launched today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the African Union Commission (AUC).   The report, which is the second edition of the Africa Migration Report,...

January Press Review

Jan 04, 2024
Categories: Migration in Africa news press review

International Everything politicians tell you about immigration is wrong. This is how it actually works The Guardian, 29 December 2023 The article challenges the perception of an accelerating global migration crisis, emphasizing that international migrants constitute only about 3% of the world population, with a stable percentage over the past 50 years. It argues that poverty is not the primary driver of migration, as evidence shows that migration increases as poor countries become richer. The piece highlights that labor demand,...

The White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a Complete Overhaul of Migration Protection

Nov 21, 2023
Categories: Migration Policies news

Photo byJacques Nel on Unsplash On 10 November 2023, the Department of Home Affairs, South Africa published “The White Paper on Citizenship, Immigration and Refugee Protection: Towards a Complete Overhaul of Migration Protection”.  This follows after the decision to embark on drafting of the new law which addresses the citizenship, immigration and refugee protection needs in the country. The White Paper has been published in the Government Gazette No. 49661 on 10 November 2023. The public and different...