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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1029557/more-100000-syrians-flee-august
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1623164/refugees-appeal-running-shoes-race-their-peak
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1600830/cambodians-protest-against-asylum-seeker-resettlement-deal-australia
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601102/rescued-syrian-refugees-leave-cruise-liner-after-cyprus-stand
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586688/refugee-held-papua-new-guinea-dies-australia-infection
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576913/15-bodies-found-after-rocket-attack-refugee-convoy-ukraine
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577014/iraqi-refugees-seek-protection-islamic-state
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576147/rebels-deny-responsibility-shelling-ukraine-refugee-convoy
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Refugee groups reach out-of-court deal to settle defamation case

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Christian Action and Vision First agree to work together for asylum seekers after settlement Refugee groups reach deal on defamation case Two refugee ... newcomer Vision First so both could focus on "ongoing work to assist refugees," Christian Action counsel Earl Deng said. The settlement was reported to the High Court yesterday morning. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562859/refugee-groups-reach-out-court-deal-settle-defamation-case
  10. News - World - GAZA

    Carnage at UN school as Israeli tanks pound Gaza refugee camp

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... refugee camp on Wednesday, a UN official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting. Some 3,000 Palestinians, including many women and children, were taking refuge in the building in Jebalya refugee camp when it came under fire around dawn, Khalil al-Halabi, director of northern Gaza operations for the United Nations Relief ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562808/israeli-shelling-kills-19-palestinians-taking-refuge-gaza-school

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