Friday, August 24, 2007
No Camps for Zimbabwe Migrants
A South African Minister has said there is no need to build camps to cope with the influx of people fleeing the crisis in neighboring Zimbabwe. The Home Affairs minister made her remarks after meeting the head of the United Nations refugees agency. He told a news conference that contingency plans for a wave of Zimbabwean migrants are now in place. An estimated 3,000 Zimbabweans cross the border daily into South Africa. Most fleeing Zimbabweans are desperate for food, money and jobs.