State must fast track rights at all spheres to ensure no-one is left behind
Leaders must consider the barriers that limit the meaningful co-existence of asylum seekers and refugees and their SA hosts in cities
Migration is a global phenomenon that is characterised by millions of people crossing local, national and international borders daily. Some people migrate legally and others illegally, in search of better social and economic opportunities, while others flee conflict and political instability in their countries of origin. Yet others are in search of better and safer spaces where they can receive an education, settle down and start a family.
According to the UN Development Programme (2017), the refugee population in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated at 6.3-million, accounting for a third of the global refugee population. This number is expected to increase as nations battle Covid-19 as well as internal socioeconomic and political instability. Countries in Africa and elsewhere in the world that are politically and economically unstable generate significant numbers of refugees, who migrate to well-off countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America as they ...
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