Seeking refuge in South Africa: Challenges facing a group of Congolese and Burundian refugees
AbstractThe existence of a relatively large refugee population in South Africa has stimulated important research in the field of forced migration studies. This paper is based on the findings of a qualitative study among refugees living in Sunnyside, Pretoria, who originally came from central African countries. The study sheds light on the refugees' perceptions and experiences with regard to, inter alia, their daily lives and survival strategies. The findings from focus groups and in-depth structured interviews with a sample of 10 women from the focus group suggest that the refugees are constantly worried about their daily survival. Issues of subsistence, shelter, protection against crime and eviction, and the ongoing threat of xenophobia, weigh heavily on their minds. Recommendations include a more integrative approach by all stakeholders to ensure that refugees and asylum seekers are managed within a human rights based framework.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Development Southern Africa.
Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5 (December)
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