Southern Africa


Children on the move photograph challenges to survival in Johannesburg Posted Aug 23, 2017

Children on the move in Johannesburg, South Africa have taken pictures of the daily challenges they have to overcome as part of a photo exhibition…

Zimbabwe: with no documents, we are forced to undertake unsafe routes Posted Aug 09, 2017

Sixteen years old Munashe Mhanda sits at the Beitbridge border waiting for his chance to cross into neighbouring South Africa. He is fully aware of…

Child refugees and migrants in South Africa use digital power to tell their stories Posted Jul 11, 2017

“Leaving my country for a better life, looking for something to eat, looking for some place to learn and some place to live. Not finding…

Youth Call for children on the move Posted Nov 07, 2016

“We are children on the move. But, first of all, we are children – with children’s rights” is the general principle of a Youth Call…

We believe in Youth Posted Oct 10, 2016

“There is a pressing need to reach out to Refugee Youth”, who form the large proportion of the refugee population, particularly in the Middle East…

School did not start for everyone Posted Oct 06, 2016

There are six million primary and secondary school-age refugees under UNHCR’s mandate: 3.7 million of them are out of school. Only 50 per cent of refugee…

A Global Path to End Child Detention Posted Sep 21, 2016

The Inter-Agency Working Group to End Child Detention (IAWG), an international alliance which assist States to “completely and expeditiously” end the practice of child immigration detention and of which…

#MigrantRights Campaign Posted Sep 20, 2016

There are over 232 million international migrants in the world today and an estimated 20 percent of migrants are in an irregular situation. One out of…

UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: Nothing to celebrate Posted Sep 16, 2016

CSOs call on the UN Summit for a change with commitments At the High Level Summit (HLS) of the UN General Assembly on addressing large…

Children on the move: detention is a violation of their rights Posted Sep 14, 2016

“Detention for administrative purposes can never ever be in the best interest of a child” states François Crépeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of…