Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 August 2008

South Africa / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 


 

South Africa / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

 

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, August 16, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNHCR says it has completed an assessment of conditions for the remaining foreign nationals still living in camps for those displaced by the recent xenophobic attacks in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.  While most of the 40,000 people displaced by the violence have returned to their homes within South Africa, some 8,000 people remain at camps in Johannesburg and Cape Town.  And UNHCR says that its implementing partners are assisting them with cash donations.  Meanwhile, the South African Government has signalled its intention to close the camps and that’s expected to happen as early as next week.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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