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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Orphanages damage children for life, says group founder

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Visiting Hong Kong last week, Stephens spoke at both Chinese University and the University of Hong Kong of his 20 years working in the city with refugees, then with Mother's Choice, before he ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Adoptees reaching out to Hong Kong birth parents

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... mostly female adoptees were matched with parents in Britain under a plan to find families for Hong Kong orphans as part of the United Nations Year of the Refugee in 1959. Margaret Bryer, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... at Lingnan University, examines not only the complex history and status of refugees but also, lastly, artworks from a collection of more than 600 pieces by the inmates of the refugee detention centres. They were collected between 1988 and 1991 as part of a project called Art in the Camps run by UN-funded non-profit Garden Streams. Art, here, is a process that allows refugees to deal ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Protest as refugee rights group faces lawsuit Dozens of asylum seekers marched on government headquarters yesterday to protest against their welfare provider's decision to sue a refugee rights group critical of its services. International Social Service Hong Kong- the charity to which the government outsources the provision of welfare ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'Lost generation' to tell UN that segregation in Hong Kong ruined job prospects

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the same for others. Hopefully this time, we can express our concerns and make a difference in policies at the UN," he said. He is also working with refugees at Christian Action. Former ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    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. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Film pays tribute to city's big sisters

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

    ... 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 the communist ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    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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