Posts Tagged ‘UNHCR’

UN Body To Probe [their] Staff In Sout Africa The Geneva head office of the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has launched an inquiry into complaints made against its local staff. A three-member panel will fly to South Africa to conduct the inquiry, the UNHCR’s Antonio Guterres said yesterday. In the wake of […]


“South African civic organisations are demanding an inquiry….” ●UNHCR ‘failed’ S Africa migrantsby Martin Plaut South African civic organisations are demanding an inquiry into the United Nations refugee agency’s response to May’s xenophobic violence. The UNHCR has not fulfilled its mandate to refugees and displaced people under international law – Lawyer Fatima Hassan LINK – […]


Too many refugees denied their rights, despite recent gains – UNHCR’s 76-member Executive Committee @ AGM – Switzerland UNHCR – – The United Nations H? C? Refugee Agency [amazing their website doesn’t say what HC stands for! grrrrrrr High Commissioner? what is a high commisioner? is there a mid & low one too?] LINK – […]



2 300 displaced people by the May xenophobic attacks remained in three consolidated camps – Provincial government – gave the refugees the option of reintegrating or going back to their home countries – will close all the camps by end of September. Refugees to receive money for rent – By Francis Hweshe Refugees in camps […]


Bloody Marvellous! Read the response to UNHCR attack – endorsed by Mike Louw, Cosatu, ALP, TAC, UCT, MSF, PSAM, HST, ARASA, OUT, RHRU, SWEAT, CSPRI, ALN, SCAT, Sonke Gender Justice plus comments at the end of it BIZLINKS’ REQUEST: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THE FOLLOWING WIDELY! Hi All The press statement released on Friday 19 September by […]