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Category: Refugees

What it means to be a refugee? (Narrative from the media)

Aug 22, 2023
Categories: narrative of migration Refugees

When I clicked the mouse on Berti and Borgman’s TED-Ed Talk What it means to be a refugee, I did not expect the electrifying play of shadows and smudges of charcoal figures in a jagged march across the beach on my screen. I heard haunting music, I saw hunched shoulders of people and vultures, I saw journeys presented as a maze which collapsed on people walking, and I saw drawings of people being...

World Refugees Day: Assessing South Africa's Refugee Protection System

Jun 20, 2023
Categories: Event Refugees

Image: (left to right) Abdikadir Khalif Mohamed, Devon Turner, Fr. Peter-John Pearson, Corey Johnson, and Nabeelah Mia Of the 34.3 million refugees around the word (United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 2023a), South...

107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Sep 28, 2021
Categories: Articles Migrants Refugees

Human mobility is as old as human existence, with people moving from one place to the other for a myriad of reasons premised on the push and pull factors of mobility. While some move voluntarily from one country to another, others are forced to flee their home country to escape violence and persecution. With changes in world politics, ever-increasing political tensions, climate change, diseases, and globalization together with advances in communication and transportation, the world is experiencing an...