May 2008 Violence Against Foreign Nationals in South Africa

Written by Jean Pierre Misago, Tamlyn Monson, Tara Polzer and Loren Landau this article contains empirical research in relation to the violence almost immediately, and has sought to illuminate different aspects of the violence – from identifying underlying causes and triggers to evaluating protection, humanitarian and justice interventions and responses during and after the crisis. This report brings together the outcomes of these various research endeavors to provide a comprehensive, easily accessible reference point about what has come to be called South Africa’s ‘xenophobic attacks.’

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Protection from Xenophobia

Written by: Jean Pierre Misago,Iriann Freemantle & Loren B. Landau this evaluation reviews the attempts of a UNHCR office to protect refugees and asylum-seekers from violent and
recurring xenophobic attacks in a country that has a long history of “othering” within its society. It does more than just measure the impact and efficacy of four programmes implemented to mitigate xenophobia in South Africa.

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