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In pictures: Displaced life in SA

Men rest outside a camp near Pretoria, South Africa, 27 May 2008

Up to 70,000 foreigners displaced by a wave of anti-immigrant violence in South Africa have taken shelter in temporary camps.

Displaced foreigners queue for food at a camp near Scarborough, South Africa, 27 May 2008

Aid agencies have warned that conditions in the camps have been deteriorating, with temperatures low and chest infections and diarrhoea reported.

Displaced foreigners receive food provided by the Methodist Church in Primrose, near Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 May 2008

The South African government has said it will set up seven refugee camps across the country to house the immigrants.

A Mozambican shaves a man's head at a camp in Primrose, near Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 May 2008

But agencies have warned that South Africa does not have the experience to run the camps.

Somali immigrants pray at a camp near Pretoria, South Africa, 27 May 2008

Mobs began attacking foreigners earlier this month in a township north of Johannesburg. The violence then spread to seven of South Africa's nine provinces.

Children from Congo at a camp near Scarborough, South Africa, 27 May 2008

South African President Thabo Mbeki has called the violence an "absolute disgrace" and the worst act of inhumanity South Africa has seen since the end of apartheid.




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