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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 Syrians flee in August

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The number of Syrian refugees rose sharply last month, with more than 100,000 fleeing the war-torn country to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. It was the highest monthly figure since the conflict erupted in March last year, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters. “This is a significant escalation ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Adopting refugee convention would not be a slippery slope for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by PHILIP KARANI

    ... Philip Karani Philip Karani reminds the city of its tradition of caring for those in need Never forget the contribution refugees made to Hong Kong Imagine looking out over the Shenzhen ... some Hongkongers have called for refugees to be turned away; in the words of one commentator, Victor Fung Keung, "we must take care of ourselves first before considering helping others; ...

  3. News - World

    Abbas, Hamas slam Syrian refugee camp attack

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ramallah, Palestinian Territories Abbas, Hamas slam raid on refugees Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has appealed for a halt to firing on Palestinian refugee ... said, adding that bombing of the refugee camps "must be stopped immediately". "We also call on the international community to take immediate action to provide protection to our ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Marchers call for fairer treatment of refugees in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Marchers demanding fairer treatment for refugees under UN convention accuse the government of psychological torture Protesters brand city a 'prison without walls' Protesters accused Hong Kong bureaucrats of inflicting "psychological torture" on refugees seeking protection under a UN convention. In a demonstration organised ...

  5. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia denies refugee policy failure

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 02:34pm

    ... announced on Wednesday that some asylum-seekers would be released into the community on severely restricted visas that would still apply even if they gained refugee status. The temporary visas deny ... of Social Service condemned temporary visas as a “new low” in the treatment of refugees and described it as a “a clear abdication of our moral, humanitarian and international legal obligations”. ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: ports in a storm

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Refugees arriving in this part of the world have not always been welcome, writes Jason Wordie Ports in a storm Hong Kong's refugee population appears in the news intermittently, generally when an application for leave to remain is denied, or when asylum-seekers encounter legal trouble of some kind. Refugees come here from all over the world, but increasing numbers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Four refugees, torture claimant seek ruling on right to work in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Four refugees and a torture claimant take their fight for jobs to the Court of Appeal Stranded refugees seek right to work Four refugees and a successful ... have been jobless for between seven and 12 years, are challenging what they say is the unlawful blanket policy of the Immigration Department prohibiting recognised refugees and torture ...

  8. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia dispatches refugees to Nauru for first time since 2008

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Refugees land in Nauru for first time since 2008 The first planeload of asylum seekers sent to the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru arrived yesterday as part ... Guinea's Manus Island as a way of deterring refugees from paying people smugglers to bring them to Australia. It follows a flood of boatpeople this year, with some 10,000 arriving so far, many ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh says Rohingya were involved in attacks on Buddhist temples

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... accused Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar of involvement in attacks on Buddhist temples and homes in the southeast and said the violence was triggered by a photo posted on Facebook ... already inside to be assessed for refugee status. Most of Bangladesh's 400,000 Rohingya live in Cox's Bazar district, where many local Muslims sympathise with their plight. "Some ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Refugees at their wits' end without status in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Hong Kong' refusal to accede to the UN Refugee Convention is forcing asylum seekers into an existence of suffering and despair, critics say Riches all ... damage and assault. When he arrived alone in Hong Kong four years ago, he registered as an asylum seeker with the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees but could not get ...




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