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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Somali journalist seeking asylum records refugees' plight in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Somali asylum seeker documenting plight of refugees denied right to work Journalist fled torture for misery in HK When investigative journalist Maahir and his television crew went undercover into a refugee camp in East Africa to investigate allegations of soldiers raping women, it was the start of a nightmare he has yet to wake up from. After interviewing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433483/somali-journalist-seeking-asylum-records-refugees-plight-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Crossroads Foundation helps people experience 45 minutes in a refugee's life

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Local charity brings to life the terrifying realities of the plight of refugees for scores of employees taking part in dramatic simulations Fear, bombs, hardship: 45 minutes in a refugee's life A local charity is giving Hongkongers the chance to get an insight into the terrifying existence that many of the world's refugees endure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219442/crossroads-foundation-helps-people-experience-45-minutes-refugees
  4. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia, Indonesia in talks on refugee ‘swap’

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... of its refugees, an Indonesian government adviser said on Tuesday. Asylum-seekers arriving on unauthorised boats in Australia, often via Indonesia, are a sensitive issue for both sides, ... which Canberra was to take thousands of registered refugees for resettlement in exchange for the Southeast Asian nation accepting hundreds who arrived in Australia by boat. The plan never got ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1354292/australia-indonesia-talks-refugee-swap
  5. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 10:32pm by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer in Mae La, Thailand Tens of thousands of ethnic Karen who fled fighting, and many born in Thai camp, fear reprisals if they are sent back to Myanmar Refugees dread forced return to homeland The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1339116/karen-refugees-mae-la-camp-live-fear-forced-return-myanmar
  6. News - World - REFUGEES

    EU divided on how to tackle Mediterranean refugee crisis

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 08:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brussels Southern nations bearing brunt of arrivals fail to secure action from bloc EU divided on boat refugee crisis European Union leaders yesterday failed to take new action to ease the plight of thousands of boat refugees trying to cross from North Africa, as Italian vessels rescued another 700 migrants while the two-day summit was going on. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1339892/migrants-rescued-italy-eu-leaders-meet
  7. 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”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1088234/australia-denies-refugee-policy-failure
  8. News - World - REFUGEES

    Ikea Foundation develops flat-pack home for refugees

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... relief for refugees More than 60 years after the United Nations passed a convention pledging to protect refugees, little has changed about the way they are sheltered- until now. The Ikea Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the iconic Swedish furniture maker, has helped come up with a more comfortable refugee shelter. Just like the coffee table or nightstand sitting in your home, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266096/ikea-foundation-develops-flat-pack-home-refugees
  9. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Bangladeshi refugees' 'unliveable conditions' appals activists

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... treated like animals," said Ali, 23. "We have [done] nothing wrong, so why should we be treated this way?" The compound is one of several housing more than 150 South Asian refugees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1240911/refugees-shabby-compound-appals-activists
  10. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Asylum seekers demand ICAC probe contractor over food rations

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 04:46am by Christy Choi, DANNY LEE

    ... has embezzled money intended to provide food for 5,000 refugees. More than 60 asylum seekers were joined by lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and refugee rights charity Vision ... Hong Kong. A spokesman for Refugees' Union, a new pressure group, said a formal request was made for the watchdog to look into present and past services that it believed involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1428673/asylum-seekers-demand-icac-probe-contractor-over-food-rations

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