oa South African Medical Journal - Forced migration and health - diarrhoea among adult Zimbabwean immigrants in Limpopo : scientific letter

Volume 101, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The political and economic decline in Zimbabwe has forced many Zimbabweans to migrate to neighbouring countries and abroad. A large number of Zimbabwean migrants live in poverty in the border region. The high demand for shelter forces some people to create and occupy very basic dwellings and cook food in tin cans over fires. Many live in cardboard and plastic shelters, some in the back yards of overcrowded homes where they have to pay rent. Others sleep under trees next to roads or on open fields on farms, at railway stations or on the street.

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