Our open letter on xenophobia during COVID lockdowns

The public statements communicating South Africa’s efforts to fight COVID-19 have excluded migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers living in this country – almost all of whom are African.

This exclusion fuels xenophobic attitudes and intensifies the human and economic toll of COVID-19. It is also inconsistent with the crisis of the times, the preamble of the South African Constitution and your role as the chair of the African Union.

Read full statement here.