Southern Africa: Alarm over attacks on foreigners and refugee camps

Medeliya Ludaviko and her family fled fighting in Mozambique in January 2014 and have been given temporary shelter in Kasipe 2 village in Malawi’s Mwanza district . © Rex Chikoko/IRIN (File)

Another xenophobic attack in South Africa and refugees on the move across the Malawi border are a major cause for concern, according to UN agencies in the region.

More than 100 refugees fled into Malawi from Mozambique in July following clashes between government forces and gunmen from the former rebel movement, RENAMO.

And further south, hundreds of immigrants in the South African city of Grahamstown fled their homes after coming under attack.

UN Radio's Eleuterio Guevane spoke to Tina Ghelli, the UN Refugee Agency's spokesperson for Southern Africa, to find out the latest, beginning with the situation in Malawi.

Duration: 2’30″

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