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  1. Tamil Nadu refugees wait in vain for help

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in Aneechankuppam, India Hundreds of refugees from the Sri Lankan civil war living on India's tsunami-shattered Tamil Nadu coast have been robbed of their livelihoods ... compensation for his dead daughter would amount to 200,000 rupees. The refugee camp has not been badly affected, but all 350 families had to shift to a local convent, and have just returned ...

  2. Refugees deserve the same rights as citizens

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Throughout history, there have been refugees- people escaping difficulties so severe that they are willing to leave their homes for an uncertain future. Their plight might be the result of war, famine, politics or, most contentiously in an age where money talks loudest, poverty. The world's nations have found the word 'refugee' increasingly unpalatable since ...

  3. Refugees in limbo over medical care

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Legislators yesterday promised to examine the problems asylum seekers and refugees face in getting medical care in Hong Kong, including the likelihood that they would ... in the city's public hospitals. Annie Lin, of the Society for Community Organisation, said hospitals used to give free medical treatment to asylum seekers and refugees on seeing a referral letter from ...

  4. $1b UN refugee debt row drags on

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The government should write off the $1.16 billion the UN refugee agency owes it and view it as a 'positive contribution' to a humanitarian crisis, ... or risk infringing its international obligations. Ms Sokhan, who was in Sudan before moving to Hong Kong last year to head the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office, said she was amazed ...

  5. Legco pair seek to put refugees on agenda

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Lawmakers James To Kun-sun and Emily Lau Wai-hing intend to raise the rights of refugees and asylum seekers before Legislative Council panels. Both were in Geneva last month for the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights hearings on China, Hong Kong and Macau, where UN experts expressed concern about the lack of a refugee law in Hong ...

  6. Amateur documentary exposes plight of North Korean refugees

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Jong-il's atomic arsenal, a journalist told them about the sad fate of North Korean refugees discovered by the authorities in China. Butterworth, a technology entrepreneur, and Sleeth, a nurse, were so moved by the story, they decided to publicise the refugee situation by making a film- even though they'd never held a movie camera before. After a quick do- it-yourself course ...

  7. Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees by Caroline Moorehead Henry Holt $203 Sometime in the 1990s, the world turned mean. Refugees from unimaginable horror became ... to be written at all. 'Somehow, people have forgotten a very simple truth: no one wants to be a refugee,' writes Caroline Moorehead. London-born Moorehead began writing about human rights ...

  8. Settlers form 'refugee camp' to press case for new villas, beach

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... in a comfortable six-room villa overlooking the Mediterranean. Now she sleeps in a tent near a road junction with 40 families who have established what they call the 'Eilei Sinai Refugee Camp' ... them with the opportunity to stay together as a community, with the same living conditions they enjoyed in the settlement, including a beachfront. 'We are refugees. The government did ...

  9. Refugee return sparks need for tents

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Colombo More than 25,000 Sri Lankans displaced by last month's tsunami have left relief camps in the past 24 hours, the United Nations' refugee agency said ... to return to where their house was to be sure that they are recognised' as the owner, said Neil Wright, an official with the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees. He said ...

  10. Girl's stormy love affair with refugee

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Beth Corrigan, unlike her friends, has very little interest in boys. There are more important things to do with her time than bother about the opposite sex. But Beth is about to have her world turned upside down by a first love affair, and she doesn't see it coming. Alex, a teenage refugee from war-torn Bosnia, joins her school. From the moment he walks ...




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