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South Africa: Pandemic and Xenophobia

Analysis - Away from home, migrants in South Africa have been hard hit by the impact of Covid-19 and a resurgence of xenophobia.

26 January 2021 p Away from home, migrants in South Africa have been hard hit by the impact of Covid-19 and a resurgence of xenophobia.Umeh said her business has suffered great losses since the pandemic hit South Africa in 2020." Umeh, who has four children, moved to South Africa in 2012 to join her husband, who runs a currency exchange service.(Photo: Patrick Egwu) "It affected everything about my business, especially my family," Umeh said.

In March, the country announced a National State of Disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act.I couldn't go out to do business, my kids couldn't go to school, and my husband couldn't do his business.

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