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Motsoaledi Cleaning the country? See what DRC foreigners in SA decided to do. Mzansi is pleased.

About 400 refugees have declared their desire to return home, making them the first to do so. The High Commissioner for Refugees of the United Nations provided assistance with the return to one's homeland (UNHCR). UNHCR has conducted individual inspections to ensure that refugees are free to leave and can return home safely and with dignity, according to the ministry.

Interior ministers and UNHCR officials said they were cooperating on putting into action resolutions reached in January at a high-level gathering. Gillian Triggs, the UNHCR's associate high commissioner for protection, and Motsoaledi met in January to explore how to better manage asylum and refugees in South Africa.

Making it simpler for people to return home on their own was one of the primary outcomes of the meeting, which means that nations of origin assume responsibility for their nationals. Some of the issues we have with international protection for vulnerable people can be resolved by progressive collaborations, according to this statement:

It also demonstrates how vulnerable people's lives can change so that they can return home when the conditions are appropriate. Valentin Tapsoba, director of UNHCR's Southern Africa regional bureau, said the organization was grateful to South Africa for providing refuge to people fleeing violence, persecution, and human rights abuses, and for helping this group of Congolese refugees return home safely and without harm to their bodies and minds.

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There are a few refugees returning to Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, which are regarded to be safe. All of the migrants had to take a short Covid-19 test before setting out on their trek. Money is given upon arrival to families who have returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as money for them to begin a new life.

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More assistance is needed, however, for those returning and the towns that are taking them in, according to government officials and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In 2022, the number of refugees deported from South Africa could reach 400, up from 275 the year before. To us, it is clear that these numbers will increase by a factor of 100 with time and a supportive environment. "


A group of DRC refugees fled South Africa and returned home on their own accord (

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