Dozens of foreign nationals plead with UN refugee agency to help them leave SA

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Hundreds of foreign nationals gathered at UN Refugee Agency offices in Cape Town on 8 October 2019, wanting the agency to help them leave SA. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Dozens of foreign nationals on Tuesday gathered at the UN Refugee Agency’s offices in Cape Town. They want the agency to help them leave South Africa.The refugees said they were fed up with xenophobia.

The foreigners were camping out in front of the office, some holding babies, others waving the flags of their countries.While holding his asylum documents, a Congolese man said that South Africa was no longer safe: “It’s enough for us, so we need help.”

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