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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1029557/more-100000-syrians-flee-august
  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... there A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon yesterday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own, the UN refugee agency said. Signing up for aid, 19-year-old Yahya recounted his long ordeal. After being trapped by the fighting for more than two years in his native city of Homs, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464345/syrian-refugee-flood-lebanon-population-45-million-tops-1-million
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Transgender Colombian finds herself stateless after problems getting into Hong Kong following hormonal treatment that altered her looks Refugee ... was studying at the Taipei Medical University; now she is a stateless refugee. Her ordeal began last September, when the MBA student visited Hong Kong on what was supposed to be a quick trip to update ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police find secret camp of 200 suspected ‘Turkish refugees’

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... refugees' Thai police have discovered about 200 suspected Turkish refugees at a secret camp in the country's deep south, officials said yesterday, describing the case ... refugees, who identified themselves as Turkish, were detained after a raid on a camp in a mountainous rubber plantation on Wednesday night in the southern Songkhla province. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448003/thai-police-find-secret-camp-200-turkish-refugees
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    200 'Turkish refugees' rescued from Thai slave camp turn out to be Uygurs

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters and Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison

    ... been several serious incidents in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand where China has used its influence to demand Uygur refugees and asylum seekers be returned against their will to China." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448589/200-suspected-uygurs-rescued-thai-trafficking-camp-may-face-deportation
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Refugees urge officials to monitor aid they get Refugees say the Social Welfare Department is failing in its duty to protect asylum seekers ... the department and vendors and landlords providing what they say is substandard food and accommodation. The Refugee Union, which organised yesterday's protest, claimed the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing A boat carrying 70 ethnic minority Muslim Rohingya capsized on Sunday off the western coast of Myanmar, an aid ... The exodus usually kicks off in November, when seas begin to calm. As many as 1,500 people have fled in the last week, Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the UN High commission for Refugees, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346646/boat-carrying-70-muslim-rohingya-sinks-myanmar

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