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  1. Clause for concern

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law There are just under 6,000 refugees in Hong Kong, mostly from Africa and South Asia, waiting to be screened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Hong Kong ... forbidding refugees to work for pay. But because Hong Kong, unlike the mainland, has so far refused to sign the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, many are marooned here ...

  2. Refugee status fight will go to top court

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Three Africans claiming refugee status won permission to mount a challenge in the top court yesterday. They will fight a ruling that the government ... of Appeal last year, that the government has no obligation to screen claims for refugee status and can instead pass them to an international institution. The claimants were among six seeking refugee ...

  3. Films give a helping hand to refugees

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Films can be more than entertainment, at least for FilmAid which now has a branch in Hong Kong that aims to brighten up refugees' lives by showing them movies ... to provide information on health, travel safety and regional conflicts. The films may also provide psychological relief for refugees, says Tony Steains, chairman of FilmAid's board of directors. ...

  4. FilmAid hands Asia's refugees the power to tell their own stories through cinema

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... International family in its efforts to bring hope, entertainment and information to refugees and displaced people around the world through the magic of cinema. Global executive director Liz Manne flew in from New York to celebrate the Asian chapter's recent success in the refugee camps at the Myanmar-Thai border. FilmAid Asia set up a production training programme at the camps, yielding ...

  5. Drummers set the beat as novice bartenders keep the drinks flowing at refugee fund-raiser

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen After the success of its No Nation Without A Donation fund-raiser last year, refugee charity Vision First decided to bring the event back bigger and louder at Solas in Wyndham ... Equivalency Diploma programme, which will help Hong Kong refugees choosing to resettle in the United States and Canada. ...

  6. Film festival to shine a light on refugees' plight

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... occupation with hip hop. These are stories, and people, that rarely grace cinema screens in Hong Kong. However, they will be centre stage next week at the Refugee Film Festival, alongside the tales of the reporters and activists dedicated to bringing their tribulations to a wider public. Organised by the Hong Kong office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the annual festival ...

  7. A fund-raiser for refugees

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung The inter-school fund-raising show R11 will perform a benefit concert for the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre on Saturday evening at the Canadian International School. Students from Chinese International School, West Island School, South Island School and Canadian International School will perform singing and dancing routines to raise money for refugees. Tickets ...

  8. Denial of legal aid to convicted refugee unreasonable, judges say

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com The Legal Aid Department was being unreasonable when it refused support for a refugee to appeal against his conviction for a sexual offence, the Court of First Instance said in a judicial review ruling yesterday. The refugee, identified only as Z, who is waiting to be resettled in another country, launched the review in October last year. The previous ...

  9. Refugee claims police abuse in anti-triad raid

    Posted Oct 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com A West African asylum seeker claims he was physically and verbally abused by police after being caught up in an anti-triad swoop while out jogging last month. Aliou Diallo, from Guinea, was one of 57 people arrested 10 day ...

  10. Refugees' plight brings home the need for peace

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Imelda Linatok Abarquez Take the final 'e' away from 'refugee' and a 'refuge' is made. Perhaps it is creating this refuge that is the goal of humanitarian work- to provide care, to reduce risks, to protect people's basic rights. Today is World Refugee Day, a reminder that 10.3 million people have been forced to leave their home and country. ...




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