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The Missionaries of St Charles and the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa Embark on a New Project – Scalabrini St Partick’s Community Health Centre


Sep 07, 2021
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The Missionaries of St Charles (Scalabrinian Fathers) for over a century have been carrying out their mission in the world in more than thirty nations at the service of human mobility. In Africa we started our service in 1994 with the mission of Cape Town, followed by the mission of Nampula, in the north of Mozambique, and the mission of Johannesburg. In each of our projects we seek to - Promote human and spiritual...

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Advocates’ Migration Brief - Litigation in respect of Undocumented Children


Aug 31, 2021
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SIHMA’s research paper series entitled the Advocates’ Migration Brief sees its third iteration as the series addresses recent judicial decisions relating to people on the move from the perspective of Court Advocates. The third article in the series is entitled “Litigation in respect of Undocumented Children” and is an interesting read on the hardship undocumented children are experiencing in South Africa [1]. It is estimated that the country is home to almost 1 million undocumented children [5]. Many...

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The Real Migration Gallery


Aug 26, 2021
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Harmful and dehumanizing narratives on migration in media are contributing to maintaining a negative perception of migrants in society. The Real Migration Gallery was compiled by the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town [1] to move away from these perceptions by sharing realistic photos of people with migrant, refugee, or asylum status. All the photos have been shot pro bono by photographers who wanted to contribute to this cause. Journalists and editors are welcome to use these royalty-free...

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Kouakou Hervé N’dri’s Story and LISAD Organization in Côte d’Ivoire


Aug 24, 2021
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In recent months SIHMA came across the story of Kouakou Hervé N’dri. This was thanks to the Professor Ljuba Scuderi, an expert in the Mediterranean migration dynamics who put, Hervé in contact with our organization and with SIHMA’s Executive Director, Fr. Filippo Ferraro.  Hervé is a survivor of trafficking and a returnee to his home country of Côte d’Ivoire. He together with other Ivorians who experienced the same, decided to found an Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organisation to...

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Civil Society Action Committee Webinar on Climate Change and Migration


Aug 17, 2021
Categories: Event

SIHMA attended the second round, second webinar on Climate Change and Migration in the People’s Migration Challenge webinar series, hosted by the Civil Society Action Committee in 2021.  Webinar Host and Partners The Civil Society Action Committee which is a ‘global platform for civil society engagement on migration policy and governance’ [1] held a series of about People’s Migration Challenge webinars in this round [2]. Civil Society Action Committee’s membership includes organisations working with migration and refugees. The Committees members...

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The Exclusion of Migrant Women in Africa: Access to Safety and Security


Aug 10, 2021
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This article is the latest and final contribution to the series about the exclusion of migrant women in Africa. Through the article, we will examine the difficulties women on the move experience to be safe and secure. As mentioned in our previous articles, migrant women often go through many hardships regarding access to health care, housing, education, identification documentation, and the labour market [i, ii, iii, iv and v]. Even though these topics have been well covered previously...

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