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Removed refugees set up new camp near Cape Town CBD police station

About 200 African refugees and asylum seekers continued their Cape Town sit-in on Tuesday, this time around the corner from the Cape Town Central police station."We slept here last night," said Esther Loulndr on the pavement in Albertus Street.As...

South Africa police moves to remove informal structures outside CapeTown Methodist church

Refugees living around the Central Methodist Mission Church in Cape Town are being removed along with their belongings by the South African police.This comes after the Western Cape High Court granted the City of Cape Town an interim order...

35 migrants rescued off Libyan coast – UN Agency

A commercial ship has rescued 35 Europe-bound migrants off Libya’s Mediterranean coast and returned them to the capital, Tripoli, the U.N. migration agency said.The International Organization for Migration tweeted that migrants, who were intersected on Thursday, were given medical...

Immigrant children locked out of schools in South Africa for lack of documents

South Africa Department of Basic Education is ignoring a court order and Minister of Home Affairs instructions to enroll refugee children who do not have documents reports GroundUp.In July last year the Acting Director General of the Department of...

U.N shuts refugee center in Tripoli as Libya truce crumbles

The United Nations said on Thursday it was suspending operations at a refugee center in Libya’s capital because it could become a target while the U.N. envoy said a truce brokered by Russia and Turkey was holding “only in...

Business owners in Cape Town neighbourhood want refugees evicted

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers at a church in South Africa's coastal city of Cape Town are about to enter their fifth month, as businesses in the neighbourhood continue to press for their eviction.The majority of the refugees...

Greece island residents in Athens to protest migrant situations

Greece’s Migration and Asylum Minister said Thursday that the “anxiety and indignation” of residents of islands at the forefront of a migration crisis are justified, and vowed measures to tackle the increased number of arrivals.Residents and business owners on...

Norway explains resettlement plan for African refugees sheltered in Rwanda

Norwegian Justice and Migration Minister, Joran Kallymr, has explained how his country plans to resettle 600 African refugees from Rwanda, who were removed from Libya, as efforts continue to evacuate them from dire conditions in that country.Kallymr who was...

South Africa new law to strip refugees’ status for any political act

South Africa can now strip refugees of their asylum status if they engage in any political activity related to their home countries, according to a new law that critics call illegal and deeply ironic after the ruling party fought...

Norway says will take 600 Libya evacuees from Rwanda camp

Norway this year will take in 600 people evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers, the Nordic country said on Wednesday as it sought to discourage the smuggling of refugees across the Mediterranean Sea.Rwanda, from where more than 2...
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