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  1. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The United Nations refugee body has defended its decision to slash payments to the 180 refugees living in Hong Kong by 80 per cent, saying it had no choice ... government stepping in to make up the shortfall. Refugees told the Post they feared losing their homes because they could not pay rent and had no money left for essentials. However, Choosin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994447/un-aid-agency-defends-cuts-refugees-hk
  2. Talking points

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... refugees. The proposal has been widely criticised, including by rights groups concerned that Malaysia is not a signatory to the United Nations convention on refugees. If the court rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977660/talking-points
  3. A meeting to end North Korea's misery?

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... to act as if nothing whatsoever happened. The second issue involves the continuing refugee mess on the Chinese side of the North Korean border. This is another problem that the Chinese would ... There are an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 refugees there now. Chinese authorities are anything but enthusiastic about border instability- but their fear of a mass exodus from North Korea borders on paranoiac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513089/meeting-end-north-koreas-misery
  4. Flaunting their many talents for good causes

    Posted Jun 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yesterday evening, an interschool fundraising talent show called R11 was staged at the Canadian International School. All proceeds went to the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre (HKRAC), an NGO dedicated to providing legal advice and representation for refugees in Hong Kong. HKRAC helps people as they await approval of their refugee status by the UN. Four schools were involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969732/flaunting-their-many-talents-good-causes
  5. World must do more to end suffering in Sudan

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for refugees. The deadline ends today. Meanwhile, the suffering goes on. During an 18-month conflict, in which the western region of Darfur has been worst hit, an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people have been killed and about 1.5 million displaced. Many of the refugees have fled to neighbouring countries. There have been well-documented cases of murder, mutilation, robbery and rape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468380/world-must-do-more-end-suffering-sudan
  6. Social activist braces for daunting role in Darfur

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans From Nathan Road to Darfur: that's the challenge awaiting humanitarian worker Sarah Cornish as she leaves Hong Kong after eight years in the city to work for a refugee ... Rescue Committee, a very large and established NGO, which has been working with refugees since... the second world war,' Ms Cornish said. 'So they're very highly respected.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630145/social-activist-braces-daunting-role-darfur
  7. Child abduction highlights plight of stateless race

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... into the sad and forgotten world of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, with many women and children begging to survive. About 15,000 Rohingyas live in Malaysia without access to social services because the country refuses to recognise them as refugees. 'We are shocked that stateless people like the Rohingya are left in a limbo,' lawyer Malayalam Manogaran said, echoing the sentiments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589304/child-abduction-highlights-plight-stateless-race
  8. Plea for donations to aid Somali famine victims

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is enough to kill anyone in such a weak and undernourished state. Over 200 people died that day.' The UN Refugee Agency warned last week that high levels of malnutrition, combined with ongoing ... more than 12 million people across Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. Thousands of Somali refugees are making perilous journeys of hundreds of miles to seek assistance, with 54,000 people crossing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975612/plea-donations-aid-somali-famine-victims
  9. Dragon Bones

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was expelled in 1990 with other Southern Bhutanese because they didn't have land deeds saying they had been there for 50 years. They now live in a refugee camp in Nepal. Expunging the diary-like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964664/dragon-bones
  10. Tamar proposal makes room for the wrong people

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... didn't clear up anything. JAMES POLLARD, Tsz Wan Shan We were refugees once If I was an asylum seeker, I would cherish Kevin Sinclair's caring suggestion in 'Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong' (March 22) that I am a pawn to be shepherded back to Africa. Sinclair says he has news for the local chief of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Hong Kong is not a country. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542428/tamar-proposal-makes-room-wrong-people

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