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When refugees have faces and names – affirming our common humanity • spotlight.africa
The recent tensions involving refugees camped outside the Unite Nations High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town and Johannesburg made national headlines, with many news reports describing the refugees’ demands as unrealistic and their behavior as aggressive. Stephan de Beer spoke with many of the refugees in Pretoria and realized that each story was a unique account of the “deep trauma” of people who have suffered years of fear, war, physical and emotional violence, and disregard. The refugee crisis …