Monthly Archives: August 2008

UNHCR begins repatriating victims of xenophobic violence

By | 27 August 2008

Krugersdorp, South Africa – Earlier this month, the UN refugee agency helped repatriate a first group of refugees who had been displaced by last May’s wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa and become unhappy with life in this country. More are likely to follow.

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Abuja to host regional meeting ahead of 2009 Durban review conference

By | 20 August 2008

Abuja – Representatives of African governments, United Nations and other intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and other representatives of civil society will gather, from 24 to 26 August in the Nigerian capital Abuja, to discuss racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in the run-up to a major conference on these issues which is scheduled to… Read More »

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Displaced foreigners prepare to vacate temporary shelters as deadline looms

By | 14 August 2008

Johannesburg – As the deadline draws closer for the closure of temporary shelters set up by the Gauteng provincial government in South Africa for foreigners displaced in recent xenophobic attacks, Gloria*, a Zimbabwean asylum seeker, is still unsure where she will go. The Rifle Range temporary shelter in Johannesburg, which has been her home for… Read More »

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