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Aid organisations and ordinary South Africans have opened their hearts and wallets to help 143 displaced foreigners who have found shelter at a family-owned farm in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu- Natal. They fled their homes following xenophobic attacks in the province earlier this year.
A KwaZulu-Natal family has taken in 143 foreign nationals who were displaced by the xenophobic attacks in the province earlier this year after the last temporary camp set up for them was closed. The Wartnaby family is appealing for donations of household items for the refugees.
People seeking asylum are flocking to South Africa because of its laudable asylum policy. South Africa, however, can improve on certain issues, including how it handles people seeking refuge in the country, says a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees representative.
Over three days in Zanzibar, officials from South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia, and from IOM and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees discussed the complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa to South Africa, to find sustainable solutions to this migration crisis.