South Africa

South Africa: UN helps foreigners uprooted by xenophobic violence go home

The United Nations is assisting foreigners displaced by xenophobic violence which swept South Africa earlier this year to return to their home countries.

Closure of South African camps on hold pending court ruling, says UN agency

South Africa’s Constitutional Court has instructed officials in Gauteng province not to dismantle six temporary shelters housing foreigners forced to flee their homes by xenophobic violence, pending a ruling on the issue, the United Nations said today.

South Africa: foreigners displaced by xenophobic attacks anxious over future – UN

The United Nations refugee agency is assisting foreigners – mostly Zimbabweans – forced to flee their homes in South Africa by xenophobic violence, as the deadline looms for tomorrow’s closure by the Gauteng provincial government of all six temporary shelters, housing 6,000 people.