migrants

Libyan Coastguard Rescues 300 Migrants Off Tripoli

"Coastguards rescued early morning today 140 illegal migrants west of Tripoli and another group of 164 migrants were rescued off Sabratha including seven women and six children," a spokesperson for Libya's naval forces told Reuters.

The migrants included people from sub-Saharan countries, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia, he said.

Hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa and the Middle East have crossed the Libyan desert and taken to flimsy boats on the Mediterranean in the hope of reaching Europe in recent years.

Xenophobia Discussed at SADC

South Africa has continued to face questions about the recent xenophobic violence directed at African immigrants.

The issue was raised during a discussion on migration on the side-lines of the 37th Session of the South African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum meeting in Durban.

Intern Defrauds NGO Over R2.6m

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has obtained a final court order to freeze the bank accounts and assets of a former financial assistant who allegedly defrauded it with over R2.6 million.

The money Sinovuyo Ziyanda Mjali allegedly stole was intended for use in the organisation’s medical humanitarian work among migrants.

The North Gauteng High Court granted a final order freezing the bank accounts and assets of Mjali, pending the finalisation of a sequestration application against her.

​SA Criticised Over HIV/AIDS Treatment

South Africa is widely-known for its red-tape, especially with its general treatment of African migrants trying to formalise their stay.

Mxolisi Ncube, in his article titled ‘HIV/AIDS prevention gives different face to SA health system’, notes that for those with no legal travel documents, the police, refugee reception officials, justice system and even hospitals, can be very brutal, adding that when it comes to the roll-out of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes, the stringent laws seemingly have some bounds.

​Refugees, Migrants: A Crisis of Solidarity

More than 60 million people have fled violence or persecution and are now refugees and internally displaced persons.
 
This September, the United Nations General Assembly will bring together world leaders to address one of the leading challenges of our time - responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.
 
According to the UN, war, human rights violations, underdevelopment, climate change and natural disasters are leading more people to leave their homes than at any time since it has reliable data.
 

Scalabrini Centre: English School Intern

The Scalabrini Centre offers development and welfare programmes to the migrant and local communities of Cape Town. In providing assistance, the organisation uses a holistic approach that considers all basic needs and human rights.

The Scalabrini Centre seeks to recruit an English School Intern, based in Cape Town.

This is a full-time, unpaid volunteer position requiring a six-month commitment starting this July.

Sanitary Pads Making a Difference in the Lives of Girls

When my menstrual cycle started I was 12 years old, I was terrified. I thought I had done something wrong and was being punished. I hid in the bathroom in fear of what my mother would think. Luckily, all my fears disappeared when my mother explained what I was going through. She taught me how to take care of myself during menstruation and bought me some sanitary pads…

Scalabrini Centre: Career Counsellor

The Scalabrini Centre offers development and welfare programmes to the migrant and local communities of Cape Town. In providing assistance, the organisation uses a holistic approach that considers all basic needs and human rights.

The Scalabrini Centre seeks to appoint a Career Counsellor, based in Cape Town.

The Counsellor should be a South African citizen with extensive knowledge of the labour market in the Western Cape.

Scalabrini Centre: Advocacy Officer - Refugee Rights

Perceiving migration as an opportunity, Scalabrini Centre is committed to alleviating poverty and promoting development in the Western Cape while fostering integration between migrants, refugees and South Africans. In providing our assistance we advocate respect for human rights and use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs.

Scalabrini Centre seeks to appoint an Advocacy Officer, based in Cape Town.

Nearly 35m Migrants Under 20 Years – UN

The United Nations (UN) says international migration is becoming a key issue in the lives of young people with the latest preliminary data revealing that nearly 35 million migrants are under the age of 20.

Christian Salazar, deputy director for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), says that the data collected by the UN children's agency and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs shows that 62 percent of the young people are living in developing countries.

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