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Exploring durable solutions for Refugees in Swaziland

IMG-20170320-WA0017By Princess

The Kingdom of Swaziland as a state party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol, hosts about 728 refugees and 385 asylum seekers. Some of the refugees have been in the country for more than a decade. Some have successfully integrated into local society yet some have difficulty in doing likewise.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to provide international protection to refugees, which includes seeking to find permanent or durable solutions to refugee problems. The UNHCR partners with the Swaziland Government and Caritas Swaziland to carry out this mandate to refugees in the country. One of the durable solutions is resettlement.

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International Cooperation

International Cooperation_html_eb4868f4By William Kelly

Caritas Swaziland has continued to be a recipient of the generosity of the Taiwanese people through the Goodwill Ambassadors of Catholic Diocese of Taichung.

As recent as January 2017, Caritas received a large consignment of shoes and clothes to benefit approximately 17 000 of the most vulnerable people in the Kingdom particularly orphans, children and households with no visible source of income.

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