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  1. More expected to visit food banks

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Director of Social Welfare Stephen Fisher says the number of people seeking help from food banks will increase. He said HK$27 million of the HK$100 million allocated to NGOs to set up food banks was still untouched. About five NGOs would launch food banks this month for around 50,000 people, he added. ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Best way to help victims is through NGOs The discussion is ongoing in Hong Kong about whether the government should donate money to victims of the earthquake last month in Yaan , Sichuan ... the border. There are reliable non-governmental organisations who are giving help directly to the quake victims. Some of these NGOs are doing their best, but are short of funds. The best solution ...

  3. Industrial accident victim fights for others

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... abandoned by the bosses and society if they have had accidents. It's a bloody gross domestic product. Have you been harassed by authorities because of your work? Yes, many NGOs that focus ... I was often invited for 'coffee' with state security officials who wanted to be apprised of our activities. As far as I know, at least five labour NGOs have been forced to shut down ...

  4. Aid agencies ordered to halt food handouts

    Posted Sep 19th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... running around the country and want more control, the aid sources said. Aid workers in Pyongyang spoke of their shock at the ultimatum. There have been vague threats to kick the NGOs out before, but the fact that this ultimatum contains a firm date makes the NGOs believe this time it is for real. There are 12 non-UN NGOs in North Korea, including Save the Children, Handicap International ...

  5. Help sought for hospital

    Posted May 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... international NGOs to respond by rushing emergency aid to the hospital, including antibiotics, IV fluid, ointments for burns and painkillers. Caritas has launched an appeal for donations to buy further ...

  6. Indian leader now grateful for support

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to the affected areas, met the local governments, the people's representatives, NGOs and civil society organisations in order to assess the extent of damage and to prepare a road map ... available to us. What role do you see for voluntary agencies in the relief and rebuilding effort, and have their efforts been slowed down by too much official red tape? NGOs are rendering yeoman ...

  7. Help urged for fishermen affected by oil spill

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'What is more the timing of the scallop deaths coincides with the occurrence of the oil spillages at Penglai 19-3 oilfield.' The letter- signed by 22 NGOs, including mainland groups Friends ...

  8. Nursing crisis in care homes for elderly

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the lure of private and public hospitals and some NGOs to find the nurses we need,' Li said. Legislator Peter Cheung Kwok-che agreed the shortage was a problem but it 'doesn't mean ...

  9. Environmental groups furious at lake pollution

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... human-related factors',' 15 mainland NGOs said yesterday in a joint statement. 'Although there are plenty of causes for blue-green algae, it is obvious that the outbreak in Tai Lake ...

  10. Backward in going forward

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... by inspection and certification. It should also ensure that the proper legislative provisions are in place. The authority must be independent and accountable to the public. The participation of NGOs ...




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