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Sunday, 8 June 2008 - 23:01

A tragedy is unfolding as people who fled xenophobic terror now face the uncaring machinery of the state. Most camps and shelters in which displaced people are staying fall below international humanitarian standards.

  • Camp must be closed immediately and the City and Province must open facilities in communities, especially the city centre and suburbs, to shelter people. Reintegration efforts are a priority.

  • President must give the United Nations a mandate to assist refugees who wish to repatriate to their own country or a third one.

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Sunday, 8 June 2008 - 23:01

A tragedy is unfolding as people who fled xenophobic terror now face the uncaring machinery of the state. Most camps and shelters in which displaced people are staying fall below international humanitarian standards.

  • Camp must be closed immediately and the City and Province must open facilities in communities, especially the city centre and suburbs, to shelter people. Reintegration efforts are a priority.

  • President must give the United Nations a mandate to assist refugees who wish to repatriate to their own country or a third one.

    ...
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Wednesday, 4 June 2008 - 19:04

On the evening of 23 May, about 150 people displaced by xenophobic violence gathered outside Caledon Square, Cape Town's main police station. They have two demands: (1) they need shelter and protection in the CBD area (or surrounding suburbs) and (2) they want the United Nations to assist most of them to return to their home country or repatriate to a third country.

For four nights they stayed at Herzlia Weizmann School before funding was raised to shelter them for a week. As of Sunday evening 8 June it is not clear where the Caledon Square displaced people will beable to stay....

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Tuesday, 3 June 2008 - 22:17

It is now more than 3 weeks since widespread xenophobic terror against foreign nationals has erupted in provinces across South Africa. To date, over 20,000 people in the Western Cape have been displaced, some are staying in community halls and local shelters, but many have been taken to refugee camps, some against their will. Across our countrymore than 50 000 people were displaced.

3 June 2008

It is now more than 3 weeks since widespread xenophobic terror against foreign nationals has erupted in provinces across South Africa. To date, over 20,000 people in the Western Cape...

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Monday, 2 June 2008 - 16:18

TAC is no longer accepting donations from the public, but instead requests that all donations be given to the various aid organisations that are providing aid relief to the various shelters and camps. It appears that the humanitarian organisations that usually do this kind of work have got the situation under control. TAC wishes to thank everyone for the enormous generosity seen in terms of time, money and goods received over the past weeks. Our deepest gratitude to those who responded to this terrible crisis. If you would like to make a donation, we encourage you to please call one of the...

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