Interview With Our New Africa Programme Officer

In September 2019, we welcomed Florence Situmbeko to the African team, she is…

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First MENA Regional Exchange on Alternatives

PRESS RELEASE First MENA Regional Meeting of Peer Exchange and Learning Among…

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IDC Meets With Unaccompanied Children & Their Hosts in Egypt

During a visit to Cairo by the IDC MENA team in June 2019, we had the…

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3 Key Trends in Africa & What They Mean For You

In early November 2019, the Network for African National Human Rights…

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Finding Solutions Together in Africa

IDC at the NANHRI & AU Policy Forum As a result of the IDC’s collaboration…

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Africa is Leading the Way

Significant Changes in Refugee Policies Regarding Integration and Enjoyment of…

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IMPORTANT: Call for Inputs on Immigration Detention

  WHAT: The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant…

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Adopting Alternatives: An Opportunity for Africa

A key forum in Africa highlights a significant opportunity in Africa. The IDC,…

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Our Work in MENA: A Year in Review

North African alternatives to detention collected in new report: “There Are…

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ACHPR Panel Discussion: Preventing Torture in Africa

In October, 2018, the IDC will be attending the 63rd Session of the African…

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Seeking Suggestions for IDC MENA Study Visit

Between now and end of year, the IDC is hoping to capture some of the…

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NextGen Index Launched at Southern Africa Civil Society Forum

    Alternatives to detention were highlighted at the 14th Southern…

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Zambia Highlighted as Positive Practice in the NextGen Index Global Launch

The new Global NextGen Index ranks how 20 countries treat their migrant…

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Statement by Refugee Consortium of Kenya for ACHPR

Statement by Mr. Imaana Fredrick Koome, Program Officer-Advocacy & Policy…

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Publication Launch on Alternatives to Detention in Africa

The IDC Africa team launched its latest publication at a side event of the 62nd…

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There are alternatives Africa

Alternatives to Immigration Detention in Tunisia

Refugee and migrant case management in Tunis In an interview with Sana Bousbih…

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Alternative to detention

Successful ATD in Zambia

Deborah Sagonda, Action Africa Help Zambia’s Community Services Coordinator,…

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Alternatives to detention in Africa

There Are Alternatives: New Report on Africa

New report coming soon  IDC members and partners in Africa have recognised the…

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Report Launch Alongside ACHPR

The International Detention Coalition (IDC) invites you to the launch of our…

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Coming Soon: New Research on Alternatives in Africa

The IDC is excited to announce that we will soon have new research focusing on…

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Work Rights Boost African Economies

There is a wealth of evidence that suggests granting the right to work to…

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Support for Refugees On the Rise in Africa

Many African countries have scored well in the Good Country Index, thanks to…

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Unlawful Detention: An Expensive Mistake for Governments

A woman in South Africa has been awarded R180,000 in damages - USD $15,500 -…

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Acknowledging the Honourable Med Kaggwa

The International Detention Coalition acknowledges the significant…

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There are alternatives in Africa

This report provides an overview of…

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Partners in Libya Advocate for Alternatives to Detention

The International Detention Coalition in…

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Future Focus Needed

As the Africa-Europe ‘mini-summit‘ on migration drew to a…

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Workshop: Stateless Persons in the South African Development Community

A workshop addressing the vulnerability of stateless persons in the South…

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IDC and Partners Continue to Promote Alternatives to Detention in Libya

For some time now, IDC has been working with…

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Refugee Act Under Review in Kenya

Refugee Camp in Kenya. Photo: RCK The Kenyan…

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UN Experts Seek Submissions on the Human Rights of Migrant Children

This is reposted from OHCHR, please find the original post here   CMW-CRC…

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Promoting Alternatives to Detention in Southern Africa

IDC Members at the Alternatives to Detention…

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IDC Report Launch on Alternatives in Africa

Date: Time: Venue: Friday, 28th April 2017…

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Urgent Need to Maintain Alternatives to Detention in Uganda

Rather than investing in harmful, expensive immigration detention, the…

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Save the Date : IDC Annual Member Meeting June 16

Members at the IDC Annual Member Meeting 2016   Our annual member meeting…

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IDC Southern Africa Visit Promotes Alternatives

IDC Members at the Member Meeting in Africa,…

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How to Get Involved In the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

Around the world, an unknown number of children are deprived of their liberty…

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UNHCR Issue Brief clarifies position on ending child immigration detention

The IDC welcomes this update on UNHCR’s position on the detention of children…

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IDC Africa Mapping Report Coming Soon!

The IDC is very pleased to announce that our “African Alternatives to…

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Significant Regional Commitment to Implement Alternatives to Detention

Fifteen States across Africa committed to developing and implementing…

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Do you know about alternatives to detention in North Africa?

The IDC is proud to announce that our exciting new study on North Africa, in…

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IDC participating in 2016 MIDSA

In addition to regional work in Africa, the IDC strongly supports the…

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Malawi Immigration Law Audit Calls for an End to Child Detention

The Malawi Immigration Law Audit highlights why children who have fled their…

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IDC ATD Workshop for Regional Advisors – June 2016 London, UK

  On 19 and 20 June 2016, the IDC ran its first ever alternatives to…

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2016 IDC Annual Member Meeting

IDC members from around the world attended our 2016 Annual Member Meeting this…

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Alternatives to Detention, Political Will & Trade Impacts: UN Expert on Migrants

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Mr. François Crépeau…

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Children Surviving Conflict: Focus of the Day of the African Child

June 16 is the Day of the African Child, and this year’s theme is one that is…

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Welcome to New Members of Our Advisory Committee

We are proud to welcome nine new members to the IDC's International Advisory…

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IDC Now Has Observer Status at the ACHPR

The IDC is proud to announce that we have been granted observer status with the…

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UN Migrant Rights Expert to Visit Angola

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Mr.…

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58th Session of the ACHPR and IDC Regional Advisor Vacancies

It is another busy month for IDC Africa members and staff alike.  The 58th…

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Regional Advisor Positions Now Open in Africa and Middle East

The IDC is now seeking for nominations for…

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Supporting government ministries to implement alternatives in Southern Africa

The IDC is happy to have been invited to continue working in collaboration…

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The Migration Dialogue for Southern Africa (MIDSA) Follow Up: IDC’s Sub-Regional Work

In addition to Regional work in Africa, the IDC continues to support agencies…

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Africa Regional Launch of There Are Alternatives: Revised Edition

This month the IDC was proud to host the Africa Launch of our research…

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Moving Child Rights Forward: 25 Years of ACERWC

In November, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the…

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AFRICA November News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Africa Regional Coordinator of the…

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Africa September-October News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Africa Regional Coordinator of the…

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Africa Launch of There Are Alternatives 2nd Edition: 57th Session of the Africa Commission on Human and People’s Rights

IDC Africa Members and supporters will join together in Banjul, the Gambia on…

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Africa August News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Africa Regional Coordinator of the…

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Advocating for Alternatives to Arbitrary Detention in Africa

A panel on detention is planned the 57th Session of the African Commission on…

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Africa July News Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Africa Regional Coordinator of the…

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Trafficking Victims at High Risk of Detention

Written by Sophie Otiende. A few weeks ago we were called by a group of…

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Xeno-Opportunity? An IDC Analysis

IDC members are privileged to travel widely across the regions in which our…

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Detention a Focus on the Africa Day of the Child

IDC Members and supporters of the Global Campaign to End Child Detention across…

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June News Roundup

Regional: June 17 marked the Day of the African Child and the 25th Anniversary…

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Africa Regional Meeting

IDC conducted its annual Africa Regional Workshop from the 29th – 30th of April…

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Child Detention on the African Children’s Charter Agenda

The IDC was present at the 25th Session of the Africa Union Treaty body on…

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Africa April Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Africa Regional Coordinator if the…

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Protection of Children on the Move in Africa

This month, the IDC has been privileged to participate in the regional…

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Africa March Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the Africa Regional Coordinator of the…

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Building Momentum in Africa

It is a busy month for Human Rights organisations involved with immigration…

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UNHCR Preparing 2nd Global Roundtable on Alternatives to Detention

GENEVA (8 April 2015) – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

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Africa February Roundup

Regional: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission…

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Preventing Practices that lead to Detention of Children

Recently the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Méndez, has found that…

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January News Roundup

These links are a compilation of tweets by the IDC Regional Coordinator in…

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Registration Opening Soon for UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs

GENEVA (17 February) – Every year over 300 representatives from around the…

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Detention a first resort for governments grappling with irregular migration

Across Africa governments have started the year grappling with how to respond…

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IDC Members in Africa campaign to end child detention

No child should be detained: Uganda 20 November 2014 IDC members in Africa got…

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Africa News Roundup October November

These links are a compilation of tweets by the IDC Regional Coordinator in…

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Taking Action to End Child Detention and Protect Human Rights

  Ending the detention of children is on the agenda for IDC      members across…

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Detention News Roundup September – Africa

The numbers of deaths while migrating from Africa to Europe continue to…

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CRC 25th Anniversary

GENEVA (6 October 2014) - This year marks the 25th anniversary of the adoption…

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Taking action to end child detention in Africa

In July when IDC Africa members met in Kampala, Uganda, there was much…

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Africa News Round Up July / August

Positive news in South Africa this month as The Human Rights Commission…

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Detención de niños, niñas y adolescentes: Una nueva alianza internacional

GINEBRA (2 Septiembre 2014) - In English Se crea el Grupo de Trabajo…

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Child detention: a new international alliance

GENEVA (2 September 2014) - En Español The impact of immigration detention…

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IDC Africa members collaborating to end and prevent unnecessary immigration detention

The annual IDC Africa Workshop took place in Kampala this year, with 30 people…

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Statelessness and detention in South Africa

A recent case in South Africa highlights how being statelessness puts a person…

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Significant changes in South Africa

New Immigration Laws New immigration laws have come into effect in South…

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Africa Regional Workshop 2014 – July 30 & 31, 2014

IDC will co-host the 2014 Africa member workshop with Ugandan member, the…

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Kenya challenges new refugee directive

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Major concern for LGBTI individuals in Uganda and the broader region

In February Uganda passed the controversial Anti-Homosexuality Act, under which…

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Kenya – RCK focus on the link between human trafficking & immigration detention

Long term IDC members Refugee Consortium of Kenya are this year continuing…

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Migration, criminalisation and language

The articles on immigration detention in Africa this month highlight the extent…

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Civil Society and government collaboration: Screening places of immigration detention in Tanzania

The September 2013 IDC Africa regional workshop highlighted the importance of…

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Kenya: asylum seekers and refugees face arbitrary detention

Civil society and human rights groups globally have denounced the move of the…

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Third Africa Regional Workshop

The third Africa regional IDC workshop was held September 25 – 26 in…

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Third Africa regional workshop

The third Africa regional IDC workshop was held September 25 - 26 in…

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IDC Africa Workshop: September 2013

Migration management in Africa is often considered complex by large scale mixed…

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IDC Africa members attend UNHCR NGO Consultations

IDC Africa members from Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Botswana, Mozambique and South…

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Africa Regional News

Civil society and human rights groups globally have denounced the move of the…

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Human Rights Watch: Kenya: Don’t force 55000 refugees into camps

Human Rights watch has declared that Kenyan authorities should halt their plan…

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Kenya: asylum seekers and refugees face arbitrary detention

Civil society and human rights groups globally have denounced the move of the…

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IDC Regional Immigration Detention Workshop in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, October 2012

‘If you want to walk fast, walk alone.  If you want to walk far, walk…

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Africa: Interest in work on issue of immigration detention continues to grow across Africa

‘If you want to walk fast, walk alone.  If you want to walk far, walk…

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1 million Zimbabweans at risk of deportation from South Africa

IDC member Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) is concerned about the large numbers…

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Africa: First IDC workshop on immigration detention and alternatives to detention

This year in July 2011, we will be hosting the first IDC regional workshop in…

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Fears over African migrants held by Sinai Bedouin

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NGO, 3rd state help Israel return Sudan migrants

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Human Rights Watch: Egypt: End Traffickers’ Abuse of Migrants

Click here to read the article (December 2010)

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Lawyers for Human Rights: Press Release: Court halts deportation of Somali refugees minutes before their departure

The Pretoria High Court has halted the deportation of two Somali refugees, who…

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US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants: USCRI Commends New Efforts to End Refugee Warehousing in Lebanon & Ethiopia

The US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has applauded the…

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Human Rights Watch: Kenya: New Report: “Welcome to Kenya”

"Based on interviews with over 100 refugees, this 99-page report documents…

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HRW: Paper: Human Rights in Western Sahara

This 216-page report focuses on the present-day situation rather than on…

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Egypt: EFRR: One year old refugee child dies inside an Egyptian Prison

One year old refugee child dies inside an Egyptian Prison Galila was a one year…

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South Africa: LHR Report: Monitoring Immigration Detention in South Africa

The constitutional order established in South Africa in 1994 included…

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Botswana: Asylum seekers dominate Ditshwanelo film launch

An official of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Madoda…

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South Africa: Zimbabwean refugees moved around South Africa

Some lie awkwardly splayed on the stairs while others sleep in a neat row…

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Kenya: When Freedom is more like a Prison

From the air, the refugee camps on Kenya’s dusty north-eastern plain resemble a…

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Lawyers for Human Rights South Africa: Article: Deportation is illegal

Click here to view the article (May 2009) in full

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Network for Justice and Democracy: Paper: Human Trafficking

The book, International Perspectives and Nigerian Laws on Human Trafficking, is…

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Kenya: Camp resources stretched by influx of Somali refugees

An influx of refugees, mainly from Somalia, into Dadaab camp in northeastern…

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Kenya: UN asks for forcible removal of refugees to end

The UN refugee agency has asked Kenya to stop the forcible return of Somalis…

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Libya: EU funds received to combat illegal migration

The European Union offered Libya €20 million Tuesday to help cope with growing…

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Kakuma News Reflector- A Refugee Free Press

The Kakuma News Reflector is an independent news magazine produced by…

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Libya: Report: Border Sahara- the detention centres in the Libyan desert

Reports of conditions of detention centres in Libya with personal stories from…

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Egypt: Campaign- AI: Eritrean asylum seekers could be forcibly returned

    A group of some 104 Eritrean asylum-seekers held in a detention facility in…

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South Africa: Refugees Go Hungry After Camp Closes

Despite the closure of the Youngsfield safety site in Wynberg last Friday, 160…

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South Africa: Notorious detention facility closes

Home Affairs this week decided to close the controversial detention facility…

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South Africa: NCRA & LHR: Key findings- Refugee protection in RSA

This report, commissioned by the National Consortium for Refugee Affairs…

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Opportunity for IDC members in Africa

IDC members in Africa are this year looking at how to highlight the issue of…

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Ongoing crackdown in Kenya raises concern about detention

Detention news this month in Africa has been dominated by the mass round up of…

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