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  1. Police reach out to groups that help refugees

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Groups working with refugees, asylum seekers and torture claimants have for the first time met high-ranking police officers to discuss how to deal with marginalised segments ... ethnic minority populations. They met representatives of non-governmental organisations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, ...

  2. Mainland star Yao Chen open to new role after visit to Manila refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Renowned for her big mouth, mainland actress Yao Chen proved she has a big heart, too, after a recent trip to the Philippines to highlight the plight of urban refugees ... for Refugees (UNHCR). She travelled with Hong Kong and mainland reporters to have a close look at what the UNHCR was doing. A camera crew filmed her experiences, which will be screened at the Shanghai ...

  3. refugee rights

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government cannot afford to provide for them indefinitely. d. they need to prove themselves worthy of their status. 4 Barrister Paul Shieh Wing-tai is opposed to finding work for mandated refugees ...

  4. Manila is heart of a new home for refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Once a refugee, always a refugee is a common saying, but one that is not always necessarily true. The surprise is that one country where urban refugees have been made welcome ... It is the Filipino people's natural optimism and cheerfulness that keeps them going. What they lack materially they more than make up for in spirit. Because of this, urban refugees have made a fresh ...

  5. Twin track on refugees leads many into limbo

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chris Ip Hong Kong still lags behind most countries when it comes to refugee rights. Unlike three quarters of the countries in the UN- including China- the city does not have the UN Refugee Convention extended to it. The central government adopted the convention 28 years ago, and Macau adopted it in 2004, joining 144 of the 192 countries in the UN. It is the key legal ...

  6. Refugee becomes fashion success

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... a 12-year-old dyslexic refugee from the war-torn African country of Uganda. The girl has an amazing talent for drawing and designing clothes. Threads tells the highly improbable but persuasive tale ...

  7. Charges against refugees within policy, court told

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man The government yesterday said it had acted within the law when it charged dozens of refugees and torture claimants who had allegedly been working while remaining illegally ... within its prosecution policy towards refugees and torture when it charged them. However yesterday, Peter Duncan SC, for the Secretary of Justice, challenged that ruling in the Court of Appeal. ...

  8. Refugees not fleeing dry regions, says disaster chief

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The mainland's top disaster relief official denied yesterday there had been a huge exodus of refugees from drought-hit areas and said Beijing had no plan to relocate people. ... drought refugees pouring into other provinces and he believed the severe weather would not trigger social unrest. Official figures show that more than 24 million people and 16 million head ...

  9. nomadic refugees

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension 1 What do the herders sell as a cash crop? a. cashmere b. milk c. meat d. horses 2 What did the herders want to buy with their loans? a. better goats and houses b. land c. horses and camels d. motor bikes and solar panels 3 What rest ...

  10. Rights expert condemns city

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A world expert on refugee rights has condemned the city's lack of a legal framework governing asylum seekers. Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founder of Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre, was especially critical of the lack of a framework to give children seeking asylum an education. 'Even if the government wants to keep refugees out, ...




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