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  1. Refugees not fleeing dry regions, says disaster chief

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The mainland's top disaster relief official denied yesterday there had been a huge exodus of refugees from drought-hit areas and said Beijing had no plan to relocate people. ... drought refugees pouring into other provinces and he believed the severe weather would not trigger social unrest. Official figures show that more than 24 million people and 16 million head ...

  2. Job fairs held at refugee centres

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Authorities in Dujiangyan, one of the worst-hit cities in the Sichuan earthquake, have started holding job fairs this week at refugee centres to help the homeless get back ... said 2,308 refugees had registered for jobs so far, with sales, labouring and driving positions their main requests. More than 80 per cent of applicants said they could only return to work ...

  3. Groups struggle to feed thousands of refugees

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Mianyang Under the scorching sun, thousands of quake refugees gathered outside Mianyang's Jiuzhou gymnasium yesterday, waiting for their lunch to arrive. It quickly ... by refugees displaced by last week's quake. The gym on the outskirts of Mianyang is about an hour's drive from Beichuan county, one of the areas hardest hit, and has taken in up to 20,000 ...

  4. HK not the ideal home for Sichuan giant panda refugees, expert says

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Choi Chi-yuk and Paggie Leung A panda conservation expert has challenged a proposal to give giant pandas left homeless by May's Sichuan earthquake temporary refuge in Hong Kong. Zhang Zhihe, director of the Chengdu Research Base for giant panda breed ...

  5. Flood of refugees

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... did not readily welcome displaced people. There were 11.4 million people in UN refugee camps last year and only 49,900 found their way to third countries. But there is an even bigger problem ... to take the citizens of another threatened Pacific nation, Tuvalu, which has just 12,000 people. Should Australia decline, Kiribati may find New Zealand and refugee-friendly Canada and the US more ...

  6. Health fears as refugees dig through rubble

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to exhume bodies from the rubble, raising the threat of an epidemic. Authorities also detained dozens of people for allegedly trying to steal property from the debris. Xie Rong, 44, a refugee whose ... weather had worsened sanitary conditions in the county and a foul smell was coming from the buried bodies, attracting swarms of flies and mosquitoes. To minimise the contamination threat, refugees ...

  7. Hungry refugees head for Yangon, stoking tensions

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Yangon Delta survivors hope to find food, jobs in former capital Waves of refugees from the hardest-hit parts of the Irrawaddy delta are converging on Yangon, adding to tensions in Myanmar's former capital in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis. Seeking food, shelter and employment, the refugees warn that their homelands are uninhabitable and say they have little ...

  8. Go home now, junta orders stunned cyclone refugees

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beyond the military cordon restricting foreigners to Yangon, the South China Morning Post's reporter in Myanmar finds survivors of Cyclone Nargis ill-prepared to resume their former lives. The reporter's identity has been withheld for safety rea ...

  9. Outcry at raid on Aceh refugees

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysian police launched a controversial dawn raid against hundreds of displaced Acehnese arriving at the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur to seek refugee status. The raid has drawn heavy criticism from the UN officials, rights groups and opposition politicians. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expressed grave concern at the 'unprecedented police action' ...

  10. Tamil Nadu refugees wait in vain for help

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in Aneechankuppam, India Hundreds of refugees from the Sri Lankan civil war living on India's tsunami-shattered Tamil Nadu coast have been robbed of their livelihoods ... compensation for his dead daughter would amount to 200,000 rupees. The refugee camp has not been badly affected, but all 350 families had to shift to a local convent, and have just returned ...




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