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  1. Pictures of pain show resilience

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Despite their suffering, refugees in Bangladesh retain a sense of dignity captured in singer Paul Wong's photos The plight of refugees in Bangladesh is vividly illustrated in a collection of images by amateur photographer and popular Hong Kong singer Paul Wong Kwun-chung. The photographs are part of a travelling exhibition called the Rohingya Refugee Photo Exhibition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610867/pictures-pain-show-resilience
  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The photo caption for the story 'Family outings for struggling refugees help chase the nightmares away' published on October 1 on C3 wrongly identified the people in the photo as refugees. They are actually ethnic minorities with Hong Kong identity cards. We apologise for the error. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610071/corrections-clarifications
  3. Plight of refugees

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Three hundred and thirty students took part in a famine camp and experienced the plight of refugees from African countries. Co-organised by World Vision Hong Kong and Hong Kong Award for Young People (HKAYP) Schools Operating Authority, the two-day activity in Tai Po gave participants a better understanding of the problems faced by refugees and the work of relief organisations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585077/plight-refugees
  4. HK should abide by convention on refugees' claims, court told

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Hong Kong could not shirk its responsibility to fairly assess people's refugee claims just because other Asian countries chose not to abide by a UN convention on the matter, the Court of First Instance has heard. Philip Dykes SC, representing six people seeking refugee status, said the government's refusal to set up its own mechanism for assessing refugee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619622/hk-should-abide-convention-refugees-claims-court-told
  5. HK refusal to deal with refugee cases to be tested in court

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The High Court will begin hearing several cases this morning that advocates hope will force a change in the way Hong Kong deals with refugees. Mr Justice Michael Hartmann in the Court of First Instance will begin hearing six applications for judicial review by people who claim Hong Kong, by outsourcing the assessment of refugee claims to the United Nations High ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/618994/hk-refusal-deal-refugee-cases-be-tested-court
  6. We can't walk away from our responsibilities to refugees

    Posted May 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... social welfare scheme. It took us nearly 15 years to absorb most of the Vietnamese refugees into the community, and this created lots of social problems. We also did not get a refund from the UN of the few hundred million dollars that was spent on running the refugee camps in Hong Kong. As the colonial regime signed the charter before 1997, it could easily have been revoked after Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592388/we-cant-walk-away-our-responsibilities-refugees
  7. Australia-US refugee swap under attack

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Canberra The United States and Australia are trying to avoid their international legal responsibilities through a deal to exchange hundreds of refugees held at offshore ... detention camp on the impoverished Pacific island nation of Nauru could be resettled in the US if they qualify as genuine refugees. Australia, in turn, would resettle up to 200 Cubans and Haitians ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589684/australia-us-refugee-swap-under-attack
  8. Families get to experience life on the run in refugee exercise

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Children came face to face with the hardships of life as a refugee in a family activity programme at the Museum of Coastal Defence yesterday. They and their parents were forced to flee an imaginary war zone with only five personal possessions each and trek through a hostile environment to a refugee camp in an exercise that was organised by the Red Cross. The 19-strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604721/families-get-experience-life-run-refugee-exercise
  9. Families get to experience life on the run as refugees

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong children came face-to-face with the hardships of life as a refugee in a family activity programme at the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. Children and their parents were forced to flee an imaginary war zone with only five personal possessions each and trek through a hostile environment to a refugee camp in the exercise mounted yesterday by the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604726/families-get-experience-life-run-refugees
  10. Paralysed refugee can't speak, but thousands speak up for him

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... partially paralysed and he can't speak. Fortunately for the failed refugee claimant, thousands are speaking up for him. Last week, Vancouver International Airport was shut temporarily ... and send money to his children. Refugees with legitimate and often life-threatening reasons to flee their countries often arrive in Canada with fake papers. But the forged passport alone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619937/paralysed-refugee-cant-speak-thousands-speak-him

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