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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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South Africa: Treatment of persons who are perceived to be Zimbabwean, or even part-Zimbabwean in South Africa. Police protection/participation in ill-treatment of foreigners/people with a Zimbabwean parent

8 April 2010 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Please provide detailed information on the status of Palestinians from Gaza in Jordan, their socio-economic circumstances; the discrimination they encounter with respect to employment, access to services and property rights; and the degree of hardship faced by members this group in their day to day lives. 2. Country information suggests that Palestinians from Gaza are allowed to work in the private sector in Jordan. Please provide a realistic assessment of this proposition in the context of Jordan's official and unofficial employment rates; the level of Palestinians' participation in the private (unskilled) work force; their rate of success in finding employment, and information suggesting that between 30% and 60% of Palestinians live below poverty levels in Jordan. 3. What is the extent of assistance provided by UNRWA to Palestinians from Gaza living in Jordan? 4. Are Palestinians from Gaza prevented from obtaining driver's licenses in Jordan? 5. Are Palestinians from Gaza at risk of temporary detention or other forms of mistreatment by the Jordanian authorities due to circumstances arising out of their status, e.g. lack of access to a national ID number? 6. Is there information to suggest that the Jordanian Embassy in Australia has refused to renew temporary Jordanian passports held by Palestinians from Gaza? 7. Has the UAE passed new laws preventing Palestinians and Iraqis, particularly those holding temporary travel documents, from being able to enter the country on work visas?

1 December 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Bangladesh: 1. Please provide information on an individual's right to enter and reside in South Africa as a permanent resident pursuant to s26B of the Immigration Act of South Africa. Are there any limitations on this right of residence? 2. Is there any information suggesting that persons of Bangladeshi background (or South Asian) are targeted by individuals in the South African community? If so please advise on the effectiveness of police protection. 3. Is there a branch of the Awami League in South Africa. If so is there any information on office holders?

22 May 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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