Assistance with home-based health care will be provided to 100 chronically ill asylum seekers in South Africa. An additional 700 asylum seekers will be assisted with seeking adequate health care through advocacy for fee exemption and the provision of consultation fees and money for medicines where required.
Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is providing emergency assistance to needy new arrivals fleeing to South Africa from the turmoil in Zimbabwe.
In 2007, tens of thousands of Zimbabweans fled into neighbouring countries due to food shortages, near-total collapse of the domestic economy, and continued political repression in Zimbabwe. This project provided emergency assistance to refugees arriving in South Africa allowing them a smooth transition into the new community.