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  1. Refugees vow to die rather than go home

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The refugees- 23 Afghans and one Pakistani- failed in their application for political asylum in Australia and have been told they must go back to their countries. They have been held ... authorities. A refugee advocate, Kate Durham, said yesterday the men were sure to die if they were forced to go home because several had converted to Christianity since being detained. 'One has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438455/refugees-vow-die-rather-go-home
  2. Refugees seeking hope in sunburnt country find hollow ring to anthem

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... not with Iraqi or Afghani refugees but with immigrants from Britain- or 'England, Scotia [and] Erin's Isle', in the anthem's rather flowery words. Times have changed. While migration from Britain has slowed to a trickle, Australia confronts a world flooded with an estimated 20 million refugees, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Four years ago, the arrival ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436711/refugees-seeking-hope-sunburnt-country-find-hollow-ring-anthem
  3. Outcry at raid on Aceh refugees

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysian police launched a controversial dawn raid against hundreds of displaced Acehnese arriving at the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur to seek refugee status. The raid has drawn heavy criticism from the UN officials, rights groups and opposition politicians. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expressed grave concern at the 'unprecedented police action' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425434/outcry-raid-aceh-refugees
  4. Boat carrying refugees is kept at sea

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Officials want to establish if the voyage was arranged by people-smugglers A boat carrying 14 asylum-seekers claiming to be Kurdish refugees remained off the coast of northern Australia yesterday, as officials tried to establish whether the refugees' voyage from Indonesia was arranged by people smugglers. In the latest refugee controversy to hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433768/boat-carrying-refugees-kept-sea
  5. Activists urge refugee schooling

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Rights activists have urged the government to ensure that the children of refugees in Hong Kong receive the education they are entitled to under international treaties. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' representative office in Hong Kong, there are 46 children in the city who are awaiting resettlement to a third country after their parents were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420262/activists-urge-refugee-schooling
  6. Stop sending refugees to Pacific, says Senate

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... be scrapped. Under the so-called 'Pacific solution' initiated two years ago, Australia persuaded Papua New Guinea and the tiny island nation of Nauru to house hundreds of refugees in specially built camps. The arrangement has been criticised by human rights groups, which accuse the government of dumping the refugee problem on to poor states desperate for Australian aid. Papua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424920/stop-sending-refugees-pacific-says-senate
  7. Australia's refugee policy

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I wish to comment on the article headlined 'Refugees seeking hope in sunburnt country find hollow ring to anthem' (December 3), by Nick Squires, with reference to the Australian government's mandatory detention policy for refugees. In the article, Squires would like the reader to think that he is directly quoting the said country's national anthem, yet a quick search ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437708/australias-refugee-policy
  8. Freedom of religion drew refugee Kurds to Australia

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Kurdish refugees who were sent back to Indonesia from Australia's Melville island this month, say that reports of religious freedom on the internet led ... to be processed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jakarta, while six have asked the UNHCR to repatriate them to Turkey. Behan and Mr Kardo have been told they might be sent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436197/freedom-religion-drew-refugee-kurds-australia
  9. Refugees offered a port in the storm

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), human rights lawyers and other agencies. The North Point centre, a four-bedroom home complete with computer, was named in honour of Anthony ... and the cash-strapped UNHCR office in Hong Kong, which recently reduced the cash allowance to asylum-seekers and refugees. Residents have included women escaping the practice of female genital mutilation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437379/refugees-offered-port-storm
  10. Terror fear shuts door on refugees

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... The world's refugee crisis is worsening, but terrorist-scared rich countries do not want to know. With national security a priority, they have tightened border controls, creating ... themselves refugees, but are not registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or non-government agencies. They are determined to escape their predicament, no matter what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429372/terror-fear-shuts-door-refugees

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