JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The Red Cross in South Africa said Saturday it was caring for over 25,000 displaced people who have fled nearly two weeks of anti-immigrant violence. "The Red Cross is helping over 25,000 people spread around 21 locations, mainly in Johannesburg. The situation has deteriorated since now it (violence) is starting in Durban and Cape Town," Red Cross director for southern Africa, Francoise De Goff, told AFP. She said those fleeing the attacks, which have lead to over 50 deaths, also posed a potential problem for their home countries. "If we have thousands of people going back that will definitely be an issue," she said, adding that people registered to cross the borders of countries such as Botswana and Mozambique had the potential to cause a "major influx".She said the thousands of refugees had little to do but sit and wait as they grappled with their situation. "Some people who have family immediately fled back home, some people are hesitating and they don't know where to go. Some people want to stay here but they don't know if they will be able to live in a situation that is safe." Foreigners from African countries have been targeted by locals who accuse them of committing crimes and taking away jobs, with their homes razed to the ground as people are assaulted and chased from slums. Some 15,000 are estimated to have fled back home to Mozambique, and thousands more await buses to return to their countries. "The people are scared, some of them have seen their houses burned or destroyed, some of them have been beaten and have been injured. People are really in a mental state of being afraid. They don't know their future, if they can come back or stay or leave," De Goff said. She said the Red Cross was providing basic medical care, food and blankets to the displaced as well as psychological support to those who had been traumatised.