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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    1.3 million Hongkongers live in poverty, government says, but offers no solution

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 05:03pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... are just the beginning," said Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who also chairs the reinstated Commission on Poverty. "The poverty line is a product of relatively wide consensus ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com C.Y. 'not afraid to take tough decisions' after government recognises poverty levels for the first time, but no new initiatives announced 1.3 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... in Hong Kong'. Households above the 50 per cent threshold need help too," said Law, a member of the Commission on Poverty, which was reinstated by the government last year after ... Ernest Kao and Jennifer Ngo With a poverty threshold now established in the city, the challenge is on to meet the needs of the 1.3 million Hong Kongers who are living below it Tackling ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Leung needs long-term poverty goals, say experts

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... step the government needed to take was setting long-term goals. Law Chi-kwong, a member of the Preparatory Task Force on the Commission on Poverty, said Leung had delivered on his pledges. ... had huge financial reserves. In March, Leung pledged to tackle poverty through several initiatives, including re-establishing the Commission on Poverty, which was set up in 2005 to see how ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Poor children say government has not met needs for housing, education

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ombudsman- up from six out of 100 in 2012, but still a failing grade. The improvement was largely due to the setting of an official poverty line in September, the group said, but it said more needed ... and reuniting families get by, instead of "discriminating" against them, and to follow other developed countries in establishing an independent children's commission that would advocate ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... for poverty relief, lawmakers say Labour Party lawmakers want the government to set a target of halving the number of people who are living in poverty within four years. A summit last weekend set the city's first official poverty line at half of the median household income, or HK$3,600 for a single person and HK$14,300 for a family of four. But the government ruled out setting a target ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Pension scheme within three years, says Matthew Cheung

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Cheung Kin-chung pledged that the government would not shirk the hard questions. Cheung said he was confident that the government, together with the Commission on Poverty, could map a way forward ... A comprehensive study including calculations on retirement pension schemes should be ready by early next year at the latest, he said. The study, commissioned by the Commission on Poverty in March and led ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Groups urge CY to improve welfare for the elderly, poor and disabled

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service who sits on the Commission on Poverty, said since the panel had only recently been revived, he expected people would have to wait longer for new initiatives ... Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor visited residents of a partitioned flat and a rooftop shanty, as well as street sleepers. In a blog entry for the Commission on Poverty the following day, she wrote ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Most families wait over four years for public housing, says Oxfam

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... cent increase in the maximum rental allowance under the CSSA scheme. Also on Monday, at a Commission on Poverty meeting, the government proposed including welfare benefits- such as public ... Security Assistance (CSSA). Oxfam director general Stephen Fisher said: "Housing is a structural cause of poverty [in Hong Kong] due to some of our land policies." One long-term solution ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set up children's commission, local and foreign advocates urge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... local and foreign advocates warn. Despite calls in the past two decades to set up such a commission, the government had yet to show commitment to the issue, said Billy Wong Wai-yuk, executive ... a children's commission. They were joined by Reidar Hjermann, Norway's former ombudsman for children, and Alasdair Roy, the Australian Capital Territory's commissioner for children and young ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Coldest Christmas Eve in 12 years to bring hardship to Hongkongers in poverty

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Johnny Tam and Jennifer Ngo Plunging temperatures raise concerns for city's 1.2 million people in poverty, with community group handing out free hot meals and clothes Coldest ... people living in poverty. The Observatory warned the minimum temperature could fall to as low as 10 degrees Celsius in urban areas- the coldest since 10.6 degrees in 2000. Forecasters issued ...




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