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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    A trip down memory lane for refugee

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... down memory lane for refugee For Dai Le, the most unforgettable memory of living in Hong Kong was scrubbing out wooden toilets in a refugee camp. The Vietnamese-born Australian, who is now ... children to clean the wooden toilets that the former colonial government brought to the refugee camps. "If you asked me, as an adult, to go in and clean the toilet, I would not go there. ...

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    UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts In a shock move, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong (UNHCR) has announced that it will cut all financial aid to recognised refugees living here. There are 132 people with official refugee status in Hong Kong. Each one receives HK$500 from the UNHCR per month. ...

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    More refugees get medical bills waived

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... More refugees get bills waived The number of torture claimants and asylum seekers granted waivers of non-emergency medical fees by the Hospital Authority has soared threefold in the past four ... for handling the Vietnamese refugees ... And now, these claimants are taking advantage of us," he said. The United Nations Refugee Agency has yet to reimburse the HK$1.162 billion that the Hong ...

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    Putting a face to Hong Kong's asylum seekers

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... her husband and two children fled what she terms a life-threatening situation in Sri Lanka in 2004. In 2006, they applied for both UN refugee status and Hong Kong's torture-claimant ... by representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Refugee Advice Centre and the Social Welfare Department. Most of the refugees would prefer to be resettled as soon as possible. ...

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    Film pays tribute to city's big sisters

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... the group has fought for social justice and provided humanitarian services to people from all around the world. In Hong Kong, the Maryknoll Sisters built homes for refugees, hospitals for the sick, and schools for the young. In 1925, they set up the Maryknoll Convent School in Kowloon Tong. Houlihan, who came to the city in 1955, recalled the former colony being flooded with refugees from ...

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    Wherever help is needed this worker will be there

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com From special-needs education to treating refugee children to a day out, Anne Marden has always been on hand to organise the best aid possible ... outside. The effects of typhoons were very different then." In the mid-1970s, Vietnamese refugees began pouring into the city, often arriving on leaking, unseaworthy boats. Between 1975 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Down, out and waiting to be evicted

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... to move elsewhere early last month while about 200 heavy flower pots have been installed along the now partly fenced-off area. Mike, a 35-year-old Indian refugee who came to Hong Kong in 2007, set up home under the flyover three years ago. He could not work because of his refugee status and could not afford the initial deposit to rent accommodation. "I am very angry … who ...

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    Teaching was always passion for Maryknoll nun

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 04:51pm by Ruby Leung

    ... out of school. Many have been forced to flee to neighbouring countries. “The refugees were trying to get away from the war, so their children had no schooling, no sanitation and no food,” she ...

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    Sutherland’s passion – to solve the problem of poverty

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 04:08pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... and worked with Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong. He finally arrived in Hong Kong permanently in 1997, for a job with Morgan Stanley. Sutherland and his wife became involved with International Care ...



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