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  1. Victory at all costs

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... journalists access to the war zone. Those who disobeyed were threatened and arrested. Aid workers were barred from refugee camps and hospitals. The three doctors who bravely got word to the world ... and other independent sources of information means that no one knows for sure what happened. UN agencies are still being denied access to refugee camps. The final battle ground remains off limits. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681039/victory-all-costs
  2. Rudd's U-turn on refugees a mixed message to Asia

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... Australia is geographically a part of the region, it is still a closed Anglo-European society in the way it deals with Sri Lankans, Afghans and other refugees from Asian and Middle Eastern trouble ... out how it deals with asylum seekers and refugees. No issue has done more damage to Australia's reputation as a liberal, outward-looking and tolerant nation in recent years than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/696514/rudds-u-turn-refugees-mixed-message-asia
  3. Learning from refugees' plight

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of students who visited Ethiopia are planning to launch a campaign to bring attention to the plight of refugees in the African nation. Eleven students at the Hong Kong Institute of Education visited refugee centres during a two-week stay in the capital Addis Ababa. Many refugees were from neighbouring countries such as Sudan who had fled their homes because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691536/learning-refugees-plight
  4. Reopen refugee camps, say S Asians

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford and Yvonne Tsui Members of the city's South Asian business community have called on the government to reopen refugee camps to house asylum seekers. The businessmen ... know what the words refugee or asylum mean,' Mr Butt said. 'They should be kept together in a camp, where they have very limited access to Hong Kong while their claims are assessed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672594/reopen-refugee-camps-say-s-asians
  5. Thai military says refugee boats from Myanmar have been stopped

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Some of the would-be refugees, held captive in confined spaces without access to sunlight for six months, could barely walk when they arrived in Bangkok. No action has been taken over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701243/thai-military-says-refugee-boats-myanmar-have-been-stopped
  6. Treat refugees humanely, process them transparently

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Thai army's policy of towing Rohingya boatpeople out to sea and abandoning them has taken a terrible toll in human lives. Hundreds of refugees have perished and those who survived ... to process all refugee claimants. Bangkok has recently won praise from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for the 'generous' way it operates camps for refugees on its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667408/treat-refugees-humanely-process-them-transparently
  7. Refugees hoping Beijing will take up their desperate plight with junta are sure to be sorely disappointed

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The 37,000 refugees returning to Myanmar after seeking shelter in Yunnan province hope recent events will encourage Beijing to exert greater pressure on the junta to ensure their safety. But the refugees and those who remain in Kokang, a broadly ethnic-Chinese enclave in remote Shan state that enjoys a great level of autonomy, are likely to be disappointed. Although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691216/refugees-hoping-beijing-will-take-their-desperate-plight-junta-are-sure-be-sorely
  8. Pakistani woman becomes first refugee in HK to gain entry to a local university

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Sarah, a 27-year-old Pakistani, is the first person who has gained refugee status in Hong Kong to gain entry to a Hong Kong university. She will begin her studies at Hong Kong ... granted refugee status in Hong Kong after three days in an asylum-seekers' camp at the airport. Before she left Pakistan, she was a year two student at the Government College for Women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691051/pakistani-woman-becomes-first-refugee-hk-gain-entry-local-university
  9. Film studies: refugee stories

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... you should feel uncomfortable. If it makes you feel a bit angry- if it rattles the cage and shakes people up... and the movie can do that.' Screamers will be part of the Refugee Film Festival, a cinematic showcase the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Crossroads Foundation organised for World Refugee Day on Saturday. 'I think the level of knowledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684039/film-studies-refugee-stories
  10. Refugee families to resettle in Ireland

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A group of Rohingya families from Myanmar will arrive in Ireland next month under a United Nations resettlement scheme, The Irish Times reported. The 78 refugees- 28 adults ... centre in County Mayo to prepare them for the culture shock of permanent resettlement, the newspaper reported this week. 'The refugees selected for resettlement left Burma in 1992 at a very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670443/refugee-families-resettle-ireland

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