Unhcr In Talks With Refugees After They Forced Their Way Onto Its Premises

  |   Sanews

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has engaged in talks with refugees who forced their way into its offices in Pretoria.

The refugees, who have been staging a sit-in protest outside the UNHCR's offices since October, scaled walls and fences to seek refuge on the property.

This after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordered on Wednesday that they should disperse and vacate the area.

The court gave the refugees three days to disperse following the order being served on them, which the Sheriff of the High Court executed on Thursday afternoon.

In a statement, the UNHCR called for the peaceful resolution of the protest in its Pretoria compound.

"The UNHCR is engaged in a dialogue with the protesters, urging them to avoid any act of violence, vacate the premises and contribute to finding viable solutions," its spokesperson, Helene Caux, said.

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