MSF Tshwane Migrant Project provides a refuge from the pain

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MSF Tshwane Migrant Project provides a refuge from the pain

Doctors Without Borders medic Ayanda Cengimbo attends to Blessing Soko, 16, at the organisation’s Tshwane clinic. Doctors Without Borders’ migrant project provides a specialised hub for vulnerable people, focusing on undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Here refugees can enjoy a shower, have a washing line to hang clothes and get medical examination, internet, legal advice and coffee.

Most South Africans don’t even think twice about having a bath or shower – but to undocumented foreigners like Mozambican David Zunguza and Sierra Leonean James Smith, that privilege is only made possible by the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff, or Doctors Without Borders. Having fled from wars and economic instability in their countries, Zunguza and Smith cannot be employed locally due to their immigration status. For the past four years in exile, the MSF Tshwane Migrant Project has been their only hope. There they can enjoy a shower, have a washing line to hang clothes and get medical examination,...



 


 

 

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