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  1. A mattress, a blanket and a pot of noodles- the cold comforts of Christmas in the company of strangers

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The room resonates with the sound of snoring. It is only 10.30pm, but most of the men are huddled with blankets over their heads. A few night owls read newspapers and smoke. They don't talk. They don't even know each other. Welcome to ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Needy world Unequal distribution of wealth and resources around the world creates poverty. Capitalism exacerbates this situation, which has become polarised in recent decades. A peaceful world seems to be a utopia, which can never be realised. Citizens of ...

  3. The Film: Helicopters In Action

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Featuring Black Hawks and Cobras, the Omnimax show takes you on wild chopper rides from a humanitarian mission in Sierra Leone to an ocean rescue, to a Miami police raid on a boat of smugglers. Wed-Mon, call for times. The Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST. $12-$32 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 0226 or www.hk.space.museum . Until Mar 31, 2004 ...

  4. A boost for Hong Kong's image abroad

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... humanitarian leaders and a staunch protester, a figure whose type is now seemingly extinct, would have been proud. July 1 was a lesson to the world, Beijing included, in civil action ...

  5. Dark days

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An international rights group, Human Rights Watch, has warned of an impending humanitarian disaster in Aceh, four months after Indonesia launched its largest military operation ... taking its toll. These are early warning signs of a humanitarian crisis, says the group. There has been virtually no information from the villages, where the majority of the province's 4.2 ...

  6. US efforts a relief for Liberia and the world

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... President George W. Bush has sent soldiers to strengthen a humanitarian effort and help restore essential services and infrastructure. For now, US$10 million has been pledged to help ... Resource-starved humanitarian groups have struggled to cope. Concerted efforts to alleviate suffering begin tomorrow when a Nigerian-led peacekeeping force begins deploying to ensure a ceasefire between ...

  7. Jailed dissident's sisters seek to publicise his plight

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan The sisters of imprisoned Chinese dissident Wang Bingzhang said in Hong Kong yesterday they were mapping out a campaign to pressure the central government to release their ailing brother on humanitarian and medical grounds. Wang Yuhuan, who visited her younger brother at a prison in Shaoguan, Guangdong, last Thursday, said she was in contact with law professors, ...

  8. Saving hefty cellmate's life earns robber a lighter sentence

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... done was an act of bravery as described by the chief superintendent of the detention centre in a letter of appreciation to Yau. 'This was doubtless the most laudable humanitarian act, ...


    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... - we all have hope. 'There's something very rewarding about humanitarian work. I left Afghanistan to come to Hong Kong for a holiday in April, and I got stuck here because of Sars. ...

  10. Death, despair and a glimmer of hope in Liberia

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meeting with envoys had been postponed because he had left the capital, Monrovia. Humanitarian groups say 40 per cent of Liberians were refugees in their own country, while a further 300,000 have ...




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