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UN High Commissioner for refugees and South Africa government discuss refugees and asylum

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded on Tuesday a two-day visit to South Africa. He met with President Cyril Ramaphosa, Home Affairs Minister Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, and other senior Government representatives, with whom he discussed the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country. Grandi commended South Africa’s commitment to protecting people fleeing countries affected by conflict, violence and persecution. He noted that many South Africans had themselves experienced exile in the past, and …


State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, Food and Nutrition Report

Poor diets damaging children’s health worldwide,warns UNICEF Poverty, urbanisation, climate change and poor eating choices driving unhealthy diets South Africa has the highest percentage of overweight children under 5 and adolescents 10-19 years in the Eastern and Southern Africa region Pretoria, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system …