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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. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees appeal for running shoes to race at their peak

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Refugees need shoes to reach their peak A Hong Kong human rights group is appealing for money to buy running shoes for eight refugees competing in a 24km trail race on Sunday. Each runner will need ... comprising six staff, volunteers and supporters, and eight African refugees. "Sport is one of the most effective ways to keep them going," centre caseworker Ding Chen said. "It's ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong refugees deserve basic right to decide what they eat

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by Victoria Wisniewski Otero

    ... Victoria Wisniewski Otero Victoria Wisniewski Otero says inefficient food scheme is ripe for change HK refugees deserve basic right to decide what they eat Food. We all need to eat. It’s ... anxious about how you will make it last, how you will feed your children. This is how Hong Kong’s 8,000 refugees are forced to eat – from a meagre prepackaged bag of food handed out ...

  4. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Australian deal to send refugees to Cambodia slated by United Nations

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 01:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh UN says HK$270m deal with Phnom Penh is 'worrying departure from international norms' Australia pays Cambodia to take in its refugees Phnom Penh and Canberra yesterday signed a controversial agreement to resettle Australia-bound refugees in Cambodia, a deal the United Nations criticised as a "worrying departure from ...

  5. News - World - MIGRATION

    Rescued Syrian refugees leave cruise liner after Cyprus stand-off

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Limassol, Cyprus 300 agree to disembark from cruise ship in Cypriot port after demanding to go to Italy Rescued Syrian refugees leave liner after stand-off Almost 300 mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean eventually disembarked in Cyprus yesterday after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to go to Italy. A total ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Refugee held in Papua New Guinea dies in Australia from infection

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Refugee who cut foot in PNG dies A young asylum-seeker has died in Australia, reportedly after a cut to his foot became infected, with his family's lawyer saying yesterday that such a thing "does not happen in a civilised society". The Iranian man, named by refugee advocates as 24-year-old Hamid Kehazaei, was transferred ...

  7. News - World - UKRAINE

    Fifteen bodies found after rocket attack on refugee convoy in Ukraine

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kiev Fifteen bodies have so far been recovered from the site of a rocket strike on a refugee convoy of buses and cars in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. ... to conduct such an attack on the refugee convoy. “The Ukrainians themselves have bombed the road constantly with airplanes and Grads. It seems they’ve now killed more civilians, like they’ve been ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Yazidi refugees lose faith in Iraq, seek protection from Islamic State

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dayrabun Tens of thousands of displaced and frightened people from the minority sect are demanding they be evacuated to safer places in Europe Yazidi refugees lose faith in Iraq Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future because the sounds of women and children crying out for help while being buried alive by Islamic State ...

  9. News - World - UKRAINE

    Rebels deny responsibility for shelling of Ukraine refugee convoy

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 06:36pm by Reuters in Kiev

    ... Reuters in Kiev Rocket fire hit a convoy of buses carrying refugees from the east Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Monday killing an unknown number of people, Ukraine’s military and rebels ... and Ukrainian forces and left almost entirely without water and electricity for more than two weeks. “A powerful artillery strike hit a refugee convoy near the area of Khryashchuvatye and Novosvitlivka. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Australia must come up with a more humane plan to deal with boat people

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... refugees. In the post-war decades they arrived in ocean liners carrying thousands. A generation or two later, the current government has pledged to "stop the boats". Nowadays, these are generally decrepit little vessels crammed with refugees and asylum seekers, who have paid unscrupulous opportunists for a perilous journey from Asian shores in hope of a new life. ...




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