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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    New housing help for asylum seekers under fire in Legislative Council

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:43pm

    ... effect” that might draw more asylum seekers to the city’s shores. The revised package came under criticism by pan-democrats on the Legislative Council’s welfare services panel on Monday. “What ... that the revised allowance of HK$1,500 should cover 100 per cent of the rent for 87 per cent of asylum seekers pay, up from 73 per cent. The humanitarian package, proposed by the department ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Asylum seekers in Australia-bound boat perish off Indonesia

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 11:03am by Associated Press in Jakarta

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta 157 rescued from vessel heading for Australia just days after tough refugee law took effect Boat carrying asylum seekers sinks off Indonesia, 157 rescued Asylum ... to be carrying as many as 250 people, left Indonesia just days after Canberra announced a tough new policy- that asylum seekers who arrive by boat will no longer be resettled in Australia even ...

  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Abbott’s plan to buy Indonesian asylum boats slammed as ‘bizarre’

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Plan includes stipends and bounty payments in battle to stop flow of asylum seekers Abbott says he'd buy old boats to halt smugglers The front-running ... asylum seekers as well as stipends for Indonesian "wardens" in 100 villages to spy for Australia and bounty payments for information leading to successful prosecutions of people ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Death toll hits 15 from Australia-bound asylum boat

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 11:25am by Agence France-Presse in Cianjur, Indonesia

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cianjur, Indonesia The death toll after a boat carrying some 200 asylum-seekers bound for Australia capsized has risen to 15, rescuers said on Friday, adding ... Rochmali said. Police are questioning the asylum-seekers, which include Iranians and Sri Lankans. Some have been handed over to immigration officials and are staying in hotels in West Java’s ...

  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Packed boat capsizes near remote Australian island

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 01:17pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney A boat carrying around 150 asylum seekers capsized in the Indian Ocean, spilling men, women and infants into rough waters and killing four people, Australian ... Commander of Australia’s Border Protection Command. The navy ships instead began escorting the boat to Christmas Island, where Australia operates a detention camp for asylum seekers. Several hours ...

  6. News - Asia - PAPUA NEW GUINEA

    Manus Island rape report horrific, says Australian minister

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... come just days after it was announced that the facility would be expanded as part of a hard-line plan to send all asylum-seeker arrivals to Papua New Guinea. St George, a former prison guard, ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney PNG refugee rape report is horrific, says minister Australian immigration minister Tony Burke yesterday described as horrific explosive claims that asylum ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Afghan people smuggler jailed in Indonesia

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 06:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta An Afghan man who helped organise an Australia-bound boat trip on which 90 asylum seekers drowned was sentenced on Wednesday to six years’ jail in Indonesia ... said, adding that Amiri had been a “middle man” in a larger syndicate, “not an intellectual actor”. Rescuers managed to save 110 of around 200 asylum seekers, from Iran, Pakistan ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia moves asylum seekers to Nauru

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 02:35pm by Associated Press in Sydney

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Australian officials say they have transported 30 asylum-seekers to a newly opened detention camp on the Pacific atoll of Nauru. It is the first group of asylum ... of asylum-seekers have attempted dangerous sea voyages from Indonesia to Australia and hundreds have died en route over the past year. Last month the government said it would try to discourage future ...

  9. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Many still missing after 45 asylum-seekers rescued off Indonesia

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:27pm by Associated Press in Canberra, AFP

    ... Associated Press in Canberra Rescuers were searching for scores of asylum seekers on Thursday, a day after their boat sank off the Indonesian coast. Forty-five people were rescued, out ... journey across the Sunda Strait between Indonesia and the Australian territory of Christmas Island since last December. In the latest incident, a boat reportedly carrying 150 asylum seekers sank ...

  10. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Rights group calls on Indonesia, Australia to protect boat children

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on Indonesia and Australia to take effective measures to protect child asylum-seekers stranded in Indonesia ... safety are put at risk.” Australia is facing a steady influx of asylum-seekers arriving by boat, many of whom use Indonesia as a transit hub, paying people-smugglers for passage on wooden vessels ...




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