South Africa

South Africa

According to UNHCR, by the end of 2015 there were 121, 645 refugees and 1, 096, 063 asylum seekers in South Africa. SA is among the largest recipients of asylum claims in the world. Zimbabweans are the largest nationality group among asylum seekers. Refugees in SA originate mainly from Somalia (41, 500), DRC (32, 600), Angola and Ethiopia.

Remittance inflow: USD $ 820 is estimated in 2016, down from USD $ 825 million in 2015. 0,3 % of GDP in 2015. Remittance outflow: USD $ 980 million in 2015, down from USD $ 1, 094 million in 2014.

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Strategic Resources

Integrated Biological and Behavioural Study - commercial agricultural sector South Africa 2010
Partnership on health & mobility in the mining sector of Southern Africa 2014
Key populations and HIV in South Africa
Migrant Health Report
Emerging practices in migration & HIV programming in Southern Africa 2011
Facts & figures - migration in East and Southern Africa 2016
HIV TB and Human Rights in Southern and East Africa 2016 - ARASA