Press Reviews & Releases

Youth Day and The Release of Border Towns and Spaces of (In)visibility


Jun 12, 2024
Categories: Articles human rights Migrants Migration in Africa Refugees Report Research Research Project SIHMA vulnerable minors Youth migration

On the 16th of June, South Africa will come together and recognize Youth Day. In honor of Youth Day, SIHMA would like to recognize the importance of youth migration and its impacts on the advancement of opportunities.   

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June Press Review


Jun 06, 2024
Categories: news press review

International:  Little protection for the vulnerable, even on major migration routes: UNHCR

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February Press Review


Feb 01, 2024
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International “Not the France I Imagined” Human Rights Watch, 30 January 2024 A Human Rights Watch report highlights the plight of unaccompanied migrant children in Marseille, France, who face delays in age assessments, leading to negative outcomes that result in evictions and life on the streets. The report emphasizes the physical and mental health toll on these children, with many experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms, difficulty accessing healthcare, and delays in education enrollment. The prolonged legal limbo also has implications for...

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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,...

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December Press Review


Dec 07, 2023
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International  Across the globe, compassion for migrants has given way to cruel, performative politics The Guardian, 12 Nov 2023 The article argues that leaders in various countries, including Britain, Italy, Tunisia, and Pakistan, are using tough immigration policies as a distraction from domestic failures. The focus on performative policymaking, such as deportation schemes and detention centers, is criticized for being more about projecting an image of toughness than addressing the actual complexities of immigration. The author highlights the contradiction between...

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November Press Review


Nov 02, 2023
Categories: news

International There are no better experts on refugees than refugees: Nhial Deng on why politicians need to listen The Guardian, 9 October 2023 That day was the start of an incredible journey for Deng, which culminated in him receiving a prestigious prize during the United Nations general assembly last month that recognised his work over the past 14 years in helping other refugees. Deng was born in Ethiopia, where his...

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