Malawi: Treatment of coloured people (those of mixed African/Caucasian heritage); state protection available to people who are victims of racially motivated crime, particularly in Blantyre
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||30 July 2002|
|Citation / Document Symbol||MWI39557.E|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Malawi: Treatment of coloured people (those of mixed African/Caucasian heritage); state protection available to people who are victims of racially motivated crime, particularly in Blantyre, 30 July 2002, MWI39557.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4dd82a.html [accessed 25 October 2014]|
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No reports referring to either the treatment of coloured people (those of mixed African/Caucasian heritage) or state protection available to coloured people if they are victims of racially motivated crimes could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.
In correspondence dated 29 July 2002, a Canadian missionary based in Blantyre with Presbyterian World Service and Development wrote that there is a very small "coloured" community in Blantyre engaged in a variety of businesses "that seem to be doing well enough." He was not aware of any instances of harassment of coloured peoples in the area (ibid.). The missionary noted that the press, to the best of his knowledge, had never reported on this specific issue (ibid.).
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.
Presbyterian World Service and Development. 29 July 2002. Correspondence with missionary based in Blantyre, Malawi.
Additional Sources Consulted
Unsuccessful attempts to contact two additional oral sources in Blantyre, Malawi.
Internet sites including:
Human Rights Watch
INCORE Conflict Data Service
Malawi National Statistics Office
Minorities at Risk
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)