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27 Jun 2008 description


HIGHLIGHTS

- The total number of displaced people has slightly reduced to 13,872, representing a reduction of 5 percent since the last situation report (21 June 2008).

- More than 680 people were moved to a new site near Boksburg on 24 June 2008 after soil tests revealed high levels of heavy metal contaminants at the Wadeville Center of Safe Shelter (CoSS).

21 Jun 2008 description


HIGHLIGHTS

- There are 14,647 displaced foreign nationals staying in ad hoc shelters and at new sites across Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces.

- The UN inter-agency team, NGOs and the Red Cross Movement are conducting a series of trainings and capacity-building exercises for officials in Western Cape on minimum standards in disaster response.

- The acting UN Resident Coordinator and UN Heads of Agencies in South Africa met with senior Government officials to take stock of progress made in the humanitarian response.