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OVERVIEW OF THE MIGRATION ATLAS FOR AFRICA


May 09, 2023
Categories: Migration in Africa narrative of migration

By Muluh Momasoh Three waves of migration have been identified within the context of Africa, namely the Trans-Atlantic slave trade approximately from 1526 – 1867, saw some 12.5 million African men, women, and children transported to America and Europe (Mintz, 2023), the second wave was informed by the decolonization process that took place within the continent from the mid-to-late 1950s – 1975 which prompted a lot of young African students in their quest for the most...

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May 2023 Press Review


May 05, 2023
Categories: press review

Photo by: OpenClipart-VectorsInternational  El Paso braces for end of pandemic-era rules restricting migration from Mexico Alex Hinojosa,  2 May 2023 The Texas border city of El Paso has declared a state of emergency ahead of the Biden administration’s ending of Title 42 pandemic-related rules next week that, since 2020, have barred many migrants from crossing into the US to exercise their right to request asylum. City leaders are preparing for a potential influx of more than...

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Health Access for Non-South African Nationals


May 02, 2023
Categories: news

Prepared by Vhuthuhawe Ramatsitsi  Photo  by Owen Beard on Unsplash The rights of non-nationals to access the South African healthcare system is a complex matter. There is a clash between policies/laws and the actual implementation on the ground.  The South African healthcare system struggles to provide sufficient medical care to any person, regardless of their nationality or status (Maphumulo & Bhengu, 2019). Although this is a fact, the government strives to provide health care access to people in South Africa,...

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FILM Screening Events for Migrant and Refugees


Apr 18, 2023
Categories: news Event

  SIHMA in collaboration with the SCCT and the St John Parish in Maitland will be conducting  a series of film screening events with migrants and refugees. The films that are part of the work by STEPS, a Cape Town-based non-profit media company that works in the documentary space in Africa, connects filmmakers, broadcasters, funders and community-based organizations using documentary films as a tool for social change. The films that are going to be screened are part of...

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SACBC Training for Pastoral Agents of Migration


Apr 11, 2023
Categories: news

The Southern Africa Catholic Bishop Conference has organised his traditional Training program on migration for pastoral agents, that took place at the Lumko Institute in Benoni (Johannesburg ) on the 27-31 March 2023. The Training involved coordinators of desks for pastoral care of migrants and refugees and Caritas operators from different dioceses of 5 countries: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique.   The main objectives of the 4 days course were:   1. To share experiences on the responses...

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April Press Review


Apr 06, 2023
Categories: press review

Photo by Andrys on Pixabay International Countries urged to safeguard the health of refugees and migrants World Health Organisation, 1 March 2023 Today the World Health Organization (WHO) released a new technical brief, Addressing the needs of refugees and migrants: An inclusive approach to Universal Health Coverage, setting forth key actions and policy recommendations to safeguard and promote the health of refugees and migrants and ensure health equity for these populations. Currently,...

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