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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
Reference 5
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 20 December 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.

References

Presbyterian World Service and Development. 29 July 2002. Correspondence with missionary based in Blantyre, Malawi.

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

LEXIS/NEXIS

Unsuccessful attempts to contact two additional oral sources in Blantyre, Malawi.

Internet sites including:

Africa Watch

AllAfrica.com

Amnesty International

Country Reports

The Guardian

Human Rights Watch

INCORE Conflict Data Service

Malawi National Statistics Office

Malawi.net

Minorities at Risk

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

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