Cape Town refugees reject humanitarian relief from Gift of the Givers

Cape Town refugees reject humanitarian relief from Gift of the Givers

- Refugees in Cape Town are rejecting efforts to supply them with food and medicine

- They are demanding to be resettled outside of South Africa

- The refugees have been living at the Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town since an altercation with the police

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Over 250 foreign nationals are refusing aid from the Gift of the Givers. They have been living at the Central Methodist Mission in Cape Town for 10 days after an altercation between themselves and the police near the UN offices.

Briefly.co.za learned that the refugees do not have enough food or medicine but despite this, they have refused assistance. They are demanding to be resettled permanently outside of South Africa.

The self-proclaimed spokesperson for the refugees claims that their best intentions are not at the heart of the Gift of the Givers aid attempts and he is very hostile towards the group according to ewn.co.za.

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“We know our rights as the refugees, just because they are giving us food they think they can say such stupid things. The Gift of the givers think it’s realistic for us to die here, that is why we said to them, you not on our side we need you to move with your food,” said self-annointed leader of the Cape Town refugees, Papy Sukami.

Badr Kazi, from the Gift of the Givers, maintains that the refugees' demands are not realistic. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees cannot help the group as a whole and can only intervene on an individual basis.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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