Archive for the ‘UN on Xenophobia’ Category

Factsheet on Xenophobia – Human Rights

24th April 2015 Press Releases, UN on Xenophobia

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UNHCR MESSAGE TO REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

24th April 2015 News and Media, UN on Xenophobia

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is deeply concerned about the recent attacks against foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum seekers, in some  parts of South Africa. UNHCR condemns the attacks and is committed to supporting the South African Government in its prevention and response efforts. (more…)

UN Secretary-General on xenophobic violence in South Africa

22nd April 2015 Secretary-General message, UN on Xenophobia

New York, 22 April 2015 – The Secretary- General condemns the wave of xenophobic violence in South Africa that has resulted in the deaths of at least seven people in the past few weeks. He expresses his condolences to the families of the victims. (more…)

International Organization for Migration calls for collective interventions to fight violence against migrants

21st April 2015 UN on Xenophobia

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is deeply concerned over the resurgence of attacks against migrants that have been going on and continue to spread throughout Durban and other parts of South Africa for the past two weeks. IOM calls for urgent collective interventions by the government, media, and the civil society in preventing violence against migrants in the country. (more…)

UNHCR, IOM and UNICEF join forces with the Mail and Guardian African Truth Dialogues to have a debate on xenophobia

5th March 2015 UN Activities, UN on Xenophobia

Johannesburg, 3 March 2015 – UNHCR, IOM and UNICEF joined forces with the Mail and Guardian African Truth Dialogues to have a debate on xenophobia held at WITS University. The panel discussion included Clementine Nkweta-Salami, UNHCR Regional Representative for Southern Africa, Richard Ots, IOM Chief of Mission, Andries Viviers, Education Specialist at UNICEF, Her Excellency Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, Nigerian Consulate General, Jean Pierre-Misago, researcher at the African Center Migrations Studies and Marc Gbaffou, Chairperson of the African Diaspora Forum. (more…)