South Africa - Living under siege

Over the last two decades, thousands of Somalis fleeing civil war have migrated to South Africa, a country that grants freedom of movement to asylum seekers and refugees and the right to study or work. Many, like Abdul Abdullah a 27-year-old Somali refugee, support themselves by running small grocery stores in townships and informal settlements. But their status as foreigners leaves them vulnerable to violent crime and xenophobic attack. "Living under siege" tells Abdul's story. (October 2012)