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August 2023 Press Review

Aug 01, 2023
Categories: press review

Photo by Ashni on Unspash International UN agency slashes cash aid to Syrian refugees in Jordan, raising the alarm on its funding crunch AP News, 18 July 2023 The United Nations food agency said Tuesday it will reduce monthly cash aid for 120,000 Syrian refugees living in two camps in Jordan because of what it described as an “unprecedented funding crisis.” Jordan is a country of 11 million people and hosts some 1.3 million refugees from Syria. Most of them...

Nairobi Training of Trainers on Migration Governance

Jul 25, 2023
Categories: African Union Event

From the 3rd to the 7th of July 2023 SIHMA’s head of research participated in the Training of Trainers (ToT) on migration governance which was held in Nairobi Kenya. The training was conducted by AU Commission in coordination with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). A cohort of experts from AU Member States and Regional Economic Communities participated in this training. The training was supported under the AU-EU...

Nelson Mandela Day 2023

Jul 18, 2023
Categories: news

Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash Each year, Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated on 18 July, celebrating the life and legacy of former President Nelson Mandela. Its purpose is to commemorate Mandela’s commitment to human rights on his day of birth and encourage people to take action to inspire change across the globe. The event originated in 2009, following a resolution passed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). It was inspired by calls by Mandela to...

July 2023 Press Review

Jul 06, 2023
Categories: press review

Photo by Amr Serag on Unsplash International  Greece migrant tragedy: coastguard rope capsized boat, survivor accounts say Reuters, 30 June 2023 Survivors of a boat disaster that likely killed hundreds of migrants near Greece have given accounts of traffickers in North Africa cramming them into a clapped-out fishing trawler. They recounted hellish conditions above and below deck, with no food or water. When the ship sank it was carrying between 400 and 750 migrants... coffee.jpg

Legal Stay Granted for Zimbabwean Migrants

Jul 04, 2023
Categories: Articles Migration Policies news

Photo by Cytonn Photography on Unsplash On June 28th, the Pretoria High Court declared that the Minister of DHA’s decision to terminate the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) was “unlawful and unconstitutional.” The first exemption permit for Zimbabweans was established by South Africa in 2009 as the Dispensation of Zimbabwean Permit (DZP) to assist those fleeing political and economic instability (Mhaka, 2023). The permit was eventually reissued as the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP) and finally as the Zimbabwe...

Hospitality and the United States Immigration Law

Jul 04, 2023
Categories: Articles

Photo of Vincent de Paul retrieved from St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive Online In today’s blog we share the work by Rev. Craig B. Mousin titled, “You Were Told to Love the Immigrant, But What if the Story Never Happened? Hospitality and United States”. The book highlights the intersection between biblical narratives and the law. The article describes the role played by secular and religious narratives in... de Paul.PNG