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  1. Screening policy review to stop abuse by torture claimants

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about the Convention Against Torture, and initially sought help from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. By the time they realised they could make a claim in relation to torture, most had ...

  2. Refugees need legal framework, says advocate

    Posted Dec 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Rights expert argues the government must treat asylum seekers fairly A prominent world expert on refugee rights has condemned the city's lack of a legal framework governing asylum seekers. Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre, was especially critical fo the lack of a framework to provide children seeking asylum ...

  3. Australian group's donation helps refugees learn additional skills

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... 'mandated refugees' who are awaiting resettlement overseas by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. These people- some families and some single men- have fled their home countries to escape ... The Caritas Hong Kong-UNHCR Project provides protection and essential assistance to all refugees recognised by the UN agency. The Macquarie donation is more than the HK$120,000 sought by the project ...

  4. Fund-raisers emerge from the shadow of Sichuan disaster to help out refugees

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. With the urgency of the Sichuan quake, a lot of worthy charities have had to take a back seat in fund-raising. Tomorrow is World Refugee Day, and local group Christian Action is looking to step back out and advance its Chungking Mansions Service Centre, which offers assistance to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees here ...

  5. Job fairs held at refugee centres

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Authorities in Dujiangyan, one of the worst-hit cities in the Sichuan earthquake, have started holding job fairs this week at refugee centres to help the homeless get back ... said 2,308 refugees had registered for jobs so far, with sales, labouring and driving positions their main requests. More than 80 per cent of applicants said they could only return to work ...

  6. Charity group faces uphill struggle to provide for refugees, asylum seekers

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Marginalised and persecuted in their home countries for political and religious reasons, refugees and asylum seekers from around the world are finding shelter in Hong Kong. ... of their needs at its refugees' and asylum seekers' centre at Chungking Mansions. The group has also used the funds to support services at its Jordan Centre in Kowloon to help ethnic minority ...

  7. Refugees pay heavy price for lack of access to education

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... changed. The siblings live with four other family members in a 300 sq ft flat, trying to stretch out the HK$8,000 they receive every month from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. They cannot ... for refugees and asylum seekers this week. Mr Ngaotheppitak said his office had arranged a training course for refugees through an NGO. 'But the fund just finished last month and we are looking ...

  8. Groups struggle to feed thousands of refugees

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Mianyang Under the scorching sun, thousands of quake refugees gathered outside Mianyang's Jiuzhou gymnasium yesterday, waiting for their lunch to arrive. It quickly ... by refugees displaced by last week's quake. The gym on the outskirts of Mianyang is about an hour's drive from Beichuan county, one of the areas hardest hit, and has taken in up to 20,000 ...

  9. FYI: What happened to Hong Kong's Vietnamese refugee community?

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jon Gordon

    ... and the handover period, few issues ignited as much press coverage here as the massive flow of Vietnamese refugees, or 'boat people', to Hong Kong. Estimates vary but most sources agree that when ... comparatively generous immigration policies. Refugees could take up to three months to organise resettlement with a third country. With Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand quickly moving to shut ...

  10. Flood of refugees

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... did not readily welcome displaced people. There were 11.4 million people in UN refugee camps last year and only 49,900 found their way to third countries. But there is an even bigger problem ... to take the citizens of another threatened Pacific nation, Tuvalu, which has just 12,000 people. Should Australia decline, Kiribati may find New Zealand and refugee-friendly Canada and the US more ...




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