The latest update on the living situation of displaced people in the Western Cape. The situation has not changed substantially.
This report details the requests made by TAC to the JOC for which none were acted upon.
Note on Request Process: Each request recieved by TAC and our site assessors was faxed through to JOC and a phone call made to the appropriate people to confirm receipt of the fax (in all instances, such confirmation was given). We were informed that the request had been logged in with their Social Development section for processing. Follow-ups were made on a daily basis. The content of all telephonic discussions, as well as dates, times and contact people, were duly documented in the JOC file.
This document is follow-up to the 18 July 2008 report (below).
The report provides numerical data on routinely measured variables, which is useful for assessing conditions in the sites and camps. Quantitative and qualitative data collected provide detailed information regarding occupancy, quality and distribution of food, sufficiency of shelter, access to information, adequacy of sanitation facilities, and other issues necessary for assessing information about quality of life for the internally displaced living in the Western Cape.
This document was compiled by TAC/ALP volunteers and represents the minimum international response requirements stipulated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World health Organization, the World Food Programme and the Sphere Project in cases of emergency.
This report details the numbers adn conditions of identified vulnerable people living in the safety sites around Cape Town, specifically in Youngsfield. It was given to UNHCR and governmnet officials as well as distributed to civil society in order to draw attention to the specific needs during the process of government deregistration of the safety sites.
This report is a compilation of reports from different civil society organizations who have been involved in the crisis. It includes reports on Consolidation, Current Conditions, Education, Reintegration and Repatriation, Violence, Documentation, and Labour Market Issues.
This report details the initial data collected for remaining camps and sites in Gauteng and serves to document the living circumstances of displaced people
at these sites.
This report was compiled by Amnesty International and describes the limited options facing individuals displaced by the May 2008 xenophobic violence. Amnesty International gathered information for this report through field research, interviews, meetings, reports by other organizations working directly on the issues covered in this report, press reports, legal pleadings as well as public statements made by various state officials. Amnesty International conducted two research missions to look at the situations of those displaced by the May xenophobic attacks, one in June/July and the second in August/September.
"From the findings of the assessment it is clear that the City and Provincial authorities have spent a great deal of time, effort and resources on the provision of services to safe sites for the IDPs dislocated by xenophobic violence in Cape Town in May of 2008. However due to the fact that the current protracted displacement situation presents the government authorities with a crisis situation that goes beyond their recent experience there are a number of areas which could be strengthened. It is the opinion of the assessment team that it is possible for the government to address the most urgent and important findings with a minimum of additional expenditure and effort and thereby improve safety and the living conditions of IDPs."