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Scalabrini Centre Wins Court Order to Ensure Asylum-Seekers and Special Permit Holders are able to receive the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant

Jul 01, 2020
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On June 19th, the day before World Refugee Day, the Scalabrini Centre represented by Norton Rose Fulbright were granted a  court order from the Western Cape High Court, Cape Town, that allows some asylum seekers and special permit holders within South Africa to apply for the R350 COVID-19 Social Relief Distress Grant (SRD Grant). This court order came after the urgent litigation launched by the Scalabrini Centre on May 22nd.  Those who wish to apply for...

What is happening in Cabo Delgadao, Mozambique?

Jun 30, 2020
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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
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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

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

Jun 16, 2020
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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
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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...

Scalabrini celebration, 1st of June

Jun 02, 2020
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On the 1st of June the Scalabrinian family of Fathers, Sisters, and lay people celebrated Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini (1839-1905). Founder of the catholic congregation of the Scalabrinian Missionaries of St Charles Borromeo in 1887. The Italian Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini was known as “The Apostle of the Catechism” and “The Father of Migrants”. The congregation started assisting Italians who were emigrating to America looking for jobs and a better future. Now it is present all over the world...