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  1. Experienced humanitarian lawyer required

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... of asylum seekers, migrant workers and foreign domestic helpers, is looking for a programme manager to be responsible for its humanitarian services. The person should have at least six years of work experience. 'We would love to have a lawyer who has some knowledge of refugee law or a person with a humanitarian background who has run similar projects before,' said Cheung Ang Siew-mei, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mainlanders keen to volunteer abroad, says medical charity chief

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... in humanitarian work is huge on the mainland and the number of Chinese volunteers seeking to work abroad is bound to rise, says the president of a big international aid group. Dr Unni Karunakara, head ... other fields- were keen to be involved in humanitarian aid abroad and were well informed about aid issues outside the mainland. Karunakara addressed capacity audiences at Peking ...

  3. UN chief highlights key role in fighting HIV/Aids

    Posted Oct 12th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Kofi Annan says the mainland is also crucial in the global battle on poverty China will play a vital role in fighting HIV/Aids, not only for itself but for all humanity, according to United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Spe ...

  4. A safety net ripped apart

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Compiled by Mabel Sieh The issues Getting the budget wrong The government has been wrong about its budget forecast- twice. When it thinks it has a budget deficit, there is instead a surplus. Critics say the underestimation is troubling. 'How does the ...

  5. A healthy meal can be had by all, including the poor

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charles Ho In these times of spiralling inflation in Hong Kong, low-income workers and their children are struggling to eat nutritionally balanced meals. While Hong Kong ranks eighth in the world as a wealthy economy in terms of its gross domestic product ...

  6. Charity boss held in abuse probe

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com The owner of Shenzhen's Family of Love charity house, once named a 'civilised citizen' and 'ambassador of love' by the city, has been accused of sexually abusing a girl aged nine. Zhang Haiw ...

  7. Still waiting for budget U-turn explanation

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Every year, there is a two-month delay between the delivery of the budget and the passing of the Appropriation Bill, during which lawmakers and other interested parties can go through the voluminous folders of calculations, estimates and economic analyses ...

  8. Give thanks for what we have, and give to others

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christmas will not be as merry as it might have been for some of us this year, and the reason for that is no big surprise. Times are tough and are going to get tougher, we have been told repeatedly. Thousands of people have lost their jobs and more cuts a ...

  9. Walk to help children

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau More than 300 people took part in a walkathon to raise funds for malnourished children in poor regions around the world. Co-organised by Clariant, a multinational chemical company, and the United Nations, the walk aimed to raise public awarenes ...

  10. Children bear brunt of great divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Youngsters in rural areas can't get enough to eat while those in cities are threatened by obesity China's growing rich-poor gap has hindered the growth of children in western rural regions, while many in major cities are suffering fr ...




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