South africa has not officially recognised the human rights abuses of president mugabe's regime so those seeking refugee status face a difficult, drawn-out process the flow of zimbabweans fleeing the country, both legally and illegally, has become a rush as food and fuel shortages grow and inflation - now at 4,000 per cent - is predicted to hit a staggering 15 million per cent by year end.
The number of zimbabweans seeking asylum in south africa has increased dramatically since robert mugabe's police assaulted the country's opposition leaders on 11 march, experts say south africa has not officially recognised the human rights abuses of president mugabe's regime so those seeking refugee status face a difficult, drawn-out process.
The plight of zimbabwean refugees in sa organizations representing zimbabwean refugees in south africa calling upon the government to intervene in challenges they face in accessing health care in the country.
A recent report published by the united nations high commissioner for refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in south africa, and that the country is home to the highest number of unresolved asylum cases in the world but the figure is based on a flawed reading of the. The south african government has decided to end special dispensation for undocumented zimbabwean refugees and will deport those who do not have permission to stay by the end of the year at least one group representing zimbabwean refugees in south africa described the decision by president jacob zuma's cabinet this week as tantamount to a death sentence for those who will be deported.
The coming controversy over admitting white refugees from south africa by thomas lifson the news that south africa is moving decisively in the disastrous direction of zimbabwe. Zimbabwean refugees: between haven and hell zimbabweans continue to flock to south africa where local churches provide them with food and education.
Polokwane is a popular destination for zimbabweans entering south africa and these locations were identified as being frequently visited by zimbabwean refugees potential participants who expressed interest in the study were screened for eligibility. Most zimbabwean refugees flee to south africa, the bordering country south africa is actually one of the busiest borders in africa, and the number of zimbabweans entering has been increasing since president mugabe escalated his brutal regime once in south africa, local churches are able to provide zimbabweans with the food and education they have to give.
Furthermore, 350-400 zimbabwean children cross the border each day without passing official checkpoints “because children are travelling on their own they face many risks while in transit and while in south africa as well a lot of them actually report that they have to cross the limpopo river next to musina to reach south africa.