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  1. Refugees are our responsibility, too

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Kelley Loper

    ... Kelley Loper Hong Kong is a society built by refugees, most arriving from mainland China during periods of political and social unrest. Throughout its history, this city has generally ... millions of people from the mainland, and coped with more than 200,000 asylum seekers from Vietnam. But inadequacies in the government's current approach towards refugees have been highlighted ...

  2. UN accused of depriving refugees of their rights

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... fairly assessed because of maladministration at the UN office in charge of refugees, it was claimed yesterday. A human rights group criticised the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for breaching its own guidelines on handling asylum cases. The Society for Community Organisation also called on the government to formulate an asylum policy. The calls came after ...

  3. 'Friendly' town votes to reject African refugees

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... refusing to accept a group of African refugees for resettlement. Tamworth, in New South Wales, promotes itself as the capital of country music and is, according to its website, 'one of the most progressive places in inland Australia'. But it has been plunged into a bitter debate after the town council told the immigration department the five Sudanese refugees will have ...

  4. Actor an ambassador of hope for refugees

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Actor Michael Wong Man-tak says he became a UN refugee ambassador 'because he just wants to do something nice'. 'In Hong Kong, we have got good law enforcement ... he said. Following World Refugee Day on Tuesday, Wong, 41, newly named events patron for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, will visit Ocean Park on Saturday with refugee ...

  5. Hope for refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Today is World Refugee Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). With 19 million people worldwide displaced by war, famine and other ... and boost its fund-raising efforts. He and Allan Zeman will also bring a little joy to 30 refugee children in Hong Kong who have been invited to visit Ocean Park on Thursday. There's ...

  6. Life as a refugee

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau WE OFTEN complain about our crowded living conditions, but if we spent a night in a refugee camp we would realise how lucky we are. To show people how refugees live around the world, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) created the 'Refugee Camp in the City' Exhibition. The exhibition is a reconstruction of a real refugee camp. It is part of a global campaign ...

  7. Solomons crisis fuels call to aid all refugees

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Help like that given to Chinese in need is urged for others Rights advocates have called on the government to extend the same compassion and aid to non-Chinese refugees ... to provide temporary visa waivers or cash allowances to asylum seekers, refugees and torture claimants of other nationalities. Human rights and refugee lawyer Mark Daly said such a discrepancy ...

  8. Iraqi refugee left to suffer alone in 'Pacific solution'

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Fears for man's sanity as legal limbo takes toll He is the last man standing and possibly the loneliest refugee in the world. Mohammed Sagar has spent the past five years in a detention camp on Nauru, a sun-baked rock in the middle of the South Pacific. He was one of 1,500 refugees from the Middle East and Afghanistan sent to the near-bankrupt ...

  9. Let us go to school, plead teenage refugees

    Posted Sep 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Youngsters seeking an education say they are stymied by bureacracy Teenage refugees and asylum seekers say they are being denied schooling by the Education and Manpower Bureau, ... the meeting, which lasted almost two hours, seven masked teenage Africans protested near the bureau's office in Wan Chai. They urged the authorities to arrange schooling for about 50 refugees ...

  10. Sample the refugee life in TST park

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Mock camp gives a taste of hardships displaced people face An emergency refugee camp has been set up in Hong Kong, with tents made of plastic sheets and bare essentials ... 'We want Hong Kong people to be able to see, feel, touch and even lie down in the tents to really understand what it is like to be a refugee,' said Gloria Chan, head of press and public ...




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