Protecting immigrants and
The Atlantic Philanthropies also supported organisations working with immigrants and refugees fleeing persecution and seeking safety and livelihood opportunities in South Africa. On coming to South Africa, these groups frequently face hostility and violence, exacerbated by local conditions of inequality and low job prospects.
Atlantic has partnered with a broad spectrum of frontline organisations working in immigrant communities, refugee camps, processing centres and service agencies. It also supported a comprehensive research project into better understanding xenophobic violence and the responses it requires.