SA declines to take Afghan refugees
The South African federal government has stated it will not accommodate any refugees from Afghanistan, even if they are ultimately to be sent out to a 3rd nation.
Clayson Monyela, a representative for the Department for International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO), stated that the federal government was not in a position to accommodate the refugees. He stated that South Africa likewise had a considerable variety of refugees and was ‘taken’ with resolving their requirements.
Monyela stated that the refugees were finest served by remaining in the very first nation they had actually gotten here in– in this case Pakistan– while they were awaiting asylum somewhere else.
According to Geoffrey York, the Johannesburg-based Africa reporter for a Canadian paper, the World & Mail, South Africa had actually just been asked to accommodate 126 refugees and financing for them had actually been ensured for a minimum of 6 months.
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