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  1. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The United Nations refugee body has defended its decision to slash payments to the 180 refugees living in Hong Kong by 80 per cent, saying it had no choice as global emergencies tie up more of the organisation's resou ...

  2. Plea for donations to aid Somali famine victims

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... itself. The issues then are the same issues now, and that's that the victims of conflict and famine deserve aid. 'My appeal is just for people to do something. I'm not advocating ...

  3. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The Ministry of Commerce said yesterday that China would provide medical supplies worth 18 million yuan (HK$20.5 million) in additional aid to quake-ravaged Haiti. ... cent of them had taken part in previous UN peacekeeping missions, the ministry's statement said. With the 18 million yuan of additional aid, Beijing has so far provided humanitarian aid ...

  4. An ultra-effort in aid of asylum seekers: 250km run through desert

    Posted Apr 21st 2009, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Bonita Choi Ming-yui, 25, has enjoyed running since she was at school. The equity analyst, who works for a Singaporean brokerage in Hong Kong, will take her hobby to a whole new level when she takes ...

  5. Aid approved for logistics, non-ferrous metal sectors

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih and Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing has approved proposals to boost the non-ferrous metals and logistics industries as part of its plan to broaden measures to sustain the country's economic growth amid the deepening global financial crisis ...

  6. Christians' tsunami aid criticised

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Indonesian government that the work of humanitarian aid groups in Aceh will be evaluated- and a list drawn up of organisations allowed to stay in the predominantly Muslim region- has raised concern ... 'As long as you can demonstrate your skills, your past experience and capabilities, then you are most welcome to stay to be part of [the] reconstruction phase.' Myriad religious aid ...

  7. Critics urge caution on African aid splurge

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and secure natural resources. Beijing pledged to double aid to African countries from 2006 to 2009, providing US$3 billion in loans and US$2 billion in export credits. There are more than 800 Chinese ...

  8. Spreading love

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A group of Hong Kong pupils are reaching out to Aids orphans in Henan by exchanging letters and diary entries with them ...

  9. Grabbing a slice of the action- for a good cause

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen When the city's up-and-coming 'it' girls gathered at the PizzaExpress outlet in Ocean Terminal, it was all for a good cause. The restaurant chain celebrated the 10th anniversary of its arrival in Hong Kong on Thursday with the launch of a charity campaign in aid of the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. The company will donate all profits made at its nine Hong ...

  10. Taiwan to stage 70 drills this year

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the island's defensive capabilities. Major General Hao Yii-jy, assistant deputy chief of the General Staff for Operations and Planning, told a news conference yesterday that live and computer-aided ... will be held in two stages, with live drills held next month and computer-aided exercises to be staged in July. 'More than 200,000 servicemen from the army, air force and navy will take part ...




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