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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Transgender Colombian finds herself stateless after problems getting into Hong Kong following hormonal treatment that altered her looks Refugee ... was studying at the Taipei Medical University; now she is a stateless refugee. Her ordeal began last September, when the MBA student visited Hong Kong on what was supposed to be a quick trip to update ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that there were now more than 51 million people worldwide who had been displaced from their homes- the highest number since the second world war. Some 200 asylum seekers beat drums, danced and chanted, as they gathered for about 1-1/2 hours at the pier before marching to the Legislative Council offices on World Refugee Day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537181/we-want-work-say-asylum-seekers
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Refugees urge officials to monitor aid they get Refugees say the Social Welfare Department is failing in its duty to protect asylum seekers ... the department and vendors and landlords providing what they say is substandard food and accommodation. The Refugee Union, which organised yesterday's protest, claimed the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  4. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... opera". Emaciated refugees from the Great Leap Forward also met scepticism when they yammered about cannibalism, he notes. Gutmann is a sophisticated observer with an impressive self-critical ... he interviewed just 15 Falun Gong refugees "who had experienced something inexplicable in a medical setting". If that number seems low, consider the difficulty of surviving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574190/book-review-slaughter-ethan-gutmann
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Work ban on refugees in Hong Kong could bring danger to society

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... ban on refugees could threaten society Denying refugees and asylum seekers the right to work reduces them to "animal-like status" that risks creating serious social problems, human ... The comments come ahead of a landmark case in the Court of Final Appeal in January in which three designated refugees- including a qualified lawyer- and a successful torture claimant are seeking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1351201/work-ban-refugees-hong-kong-could-bring-danger-society
  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Most Hongkongers object to using public funds to help refugees, poll finds

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Public funds 'not meant for refugees' More than three in four Hongkongers object to using taxpayers' money to help refugees, and want to see ... prioritise the needs of Hongkongers, such as the elderly and single parents," Lee said. "Sponsoring refugees is the responsibility of the UN." The poll, held from July 29 to 31, found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1294010/most-hongkongers-object-using-public-funds-help-refugees-poll-finds
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Marchers call for fairer treatment of refugees in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Marchers demanding fairer treatment for refugees under UN convention accuse the government of psychological torture Protesters brand city a 'prison without walls' Protesters accused Hong Kong bureaucrats of inflicting "psychological torture" on refugees seeking protection under a UN convention. In a demonstration organised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1073434/marchers-call-fairer-treatment-refugees-hong-kong
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human rights activists in refugees' 'March for Protection', urging reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Activists organise march for refugees, urge reform Human rights advocates will march this week to highlight the plight of the city's refugees and challenge the government over what they call a zero per cent recognition rate for these people. NGOs and church groups will back refugees in urging a reform of the legal system, as they denounce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1071421/human-rights-activists-refugees-march-protection-urging-reform
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Government to offer rent deposit of up to HK$3,000 for asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Government set to provide HK$3,000 rent deposit for people fleeing home countries New housing help for refugees The government is to offer new help to house people fleeing their home countries and seeking temporary refuge in the city. For the first time, it plans to offer refugees, asylum seekers and torture claimants- who are not allowed to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400063/government-offer-rent-deposit-hk3000-asylum-seekers
  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'I'd rather face death in Somalia than be destitute in Hong Kong', says asylum seeker

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... Kong] to let me become a refugee," the former director with Somali broadcaster Universal TV says. "But it's not easy here. I've tried going two days without eating anything. ... to get a cup of tea? Not being able to work?" he asks, referring to a February ruling by the city's top court upholding a government ban on allowing refugees to work. Cosmo Beatson, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493770/journalist-forgoes-hong-kong-life-breadline-war-torn-somalia

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