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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 - World - ASYLUM SEEKERS

    Detained Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia amid legal challenge

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Sydney Sri Lankan refugees arrive in Australia A group of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers has arrived at a detention camp in Australia, government officials said yesterday. ... back boats carrying potential refugees, drawing world scrutiny and criticism from rights groups and the UN. The group was taken to the remote Curtin Detention Centre in outback Western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561302/detained-sri-lankan-refugees-arrive-australia-amid-legal-challenge
  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN official in Myanmar appalled by conditions in Rohingya refugee camps

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Rohingya camps 'deplorable': UN envoy A senior UN official has warned of a growing polarisation between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar and said the living conditions in camps housing displaced Muslims are deplorable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560604/un-official-myanmar-appalled-conditions-rohingya-refugee-camps
  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Christians join refugee rush into Kurdistan to escape jihadist ultimatum

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kirkuk Christians join flight into Kurdistan Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in Mosul yesterday as a jihadist ultimatum threatening their community's centuries-old presence in the northern Iraqi city expired. P ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556651/christians-join-refugee-rush-kurdistan-escape-jihadist-ultimatum
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... in a victory for critics of Canberra's border policies. A late-night interim injunction on Monday temporarily halted the transfer of the would-be refugees from the boat, which until now Australia ... The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, said it was "deeply concerned" by the developments, although it did not have enough information about how the Sri Lankans were screened to determine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... concern' on fate of refugees The UN has expressed "profound concern" over reports Australia is screening Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea and sending them back. Prime Minister Tony Abbott ... in Australian waters. Under its policy of not commenting on "operational matters", Canberra has refused to confirm the boats exist, sparking criticism from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546699/unhcr-concern-over-australias-handling-sri-lankan-refugees
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rich Hong Kong can't turn its back on the few refugees on its shores

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by AIDEEN MCLAUGHLIN

    ... Aideen McLaughlin Aideen McLaughlin says our city of means can easily do more for the destitute and often abused refugees who have found their way to Hong Kong, wishing only to survive ... and I was forced to flee under armed guard, herded with 80 others to a refugee camp across the border. Apart from my ID card, jewellery and headscarf, I had no belongings, no money and no choice. Along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536328/rich-hong-kong-cant-turn-its-back-few-refugees-its-shores
  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Nine die in clashes, arson attack at Dhaka camp Clashes and arson attacks at a refugee camp in Dhaka killed at least nine people during festival celebrations ... of eight people [in the camp]. All are Biharis," fire service director Mahabubur Rahman said. Half a million Muslims of Indian origin have lived in refugee camps in Bangladesh since the 1971 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532907/clashes-arson-attacks-amid-festivities-dhaka-refugee-camp-kill-nine
  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    At police history exhibition, former superintendent recalls boatpeople refugee centre

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:48am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... For retired police superintendent Raymond Mak Kwai-sing, the order to take down the Vietnamese refugee centre on Man Yee Road, Sai Kung- a place he had helped build- was a defining moment in his ... between the people and the police to create better understanding, he added. Of the Man Yee Vietnamese refugee camp, Mak said: "I saw it go from a flat piece of cleared land to having 7,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522886/police-history-exhibition-former-superintendent-recalls-boatpeople
  10. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Refugee-screening system slammed as a confusing 'shambles'

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Protection seeker system 'a shambles' The roll-out of a new system to screen refugees is mired in confusion and a lack of transparency, says ... Refugee Advice Centre. "No one knows how the new system  works and we're so afraid about our futures,"  asylum seeker Ansaari, from Somalia, said. "My first priority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516770/refugee-screening-system-slammed-confusing-shambles

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