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  1. Beijing helps neighbours deal with refugee crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Beijing mimi.lau@scmp.com Beijing is mediating between Myanmar's military government and Kachin rebel forces following an influx of refugees into Yunnan province while ... talks.' The refugee influx began last June when the Myanmese military and Kachin fighters resumed their conflict after a 17-year ceasefire. Media reports last month said up to 10,000 Kachin ...

  2. Myanmese refugees flood across border

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing has landed in a delicate diplomatic dilemma after tens of thousands of Myanmese refugees flocked across the Chinese border to seek shelter ... Post that around 10,000 refugees had flowed into area villages to escape the turmoil back home and that more than 40,000 were gathered on the other side, ready to cross. 'Most of them ...

  3. Victory at all costs

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... journalists access to the war zone. Those who disobeyed were threatened and arrested. Aid workers were barred from refugee camps and hospitals. The three doctors who bravely got word to the world ... and other independent sources of information means that no one knows for sure what happened. UN agencies are still being denied access to refugee camps. The final battle ground remains off limits. ...

  4. Treat refugees humanely, process them transparently

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Thai army's policy of towing Rohingya boatpeople out to sea and abandoning them has taken a terrible toll in human lives. Hundreds of refugees have perished and those who survived ... to process all refugee claimants. Bangkok has recently won praise from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for the 'generous' way it operates camps for refugees on its ...

  5. Repugnant refugee policy must be disowned

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the rough reception that awaits Muslims from Myanmar who take to the sea in small boats in the hope of escaping oppression and poverty. As we report today, dozens of refugees were detained for hours ... and social problems posed by hundreds of thousands of refugees from a life of forced labour and political repression under the military junta in Myanmar. Some years ago former Thai prime minister ...

  6. FYI: What happened to Hong Kong's Vietnamese refugee community?

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jon Gordon

    ... and the handover period, few issues ignited as much press coverage here as the massive flow of Vietnamese refugees, or 'boat people', to Hong Kong. Estimates vary but most sources agree that when ... comparatively generous immigration policies. Refugees could take up to three months to organise resettlement with a third country. With Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand quickly moving to shut ...

  7. Solomons crisis fuels call to aid all refugees

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Help like that given to Chinese in need is urged for others Rights advocates have called on the government to extend the same compassion and aid to non-Chinese refugees ... to provide temporary visa waivers or cash allowances to asylum seekers, refugees and torture claimants of other nationalities. Human rights and refugee lawyer Mark Daly said such a discrepancy ...

  8. Whither the Iraqi refugees?

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... they expected would be forced from their homes as a result of the fighting. Their best guess was that 2 million refugees would be added to the up to 2 million Iraqis already living outside the country, ... who had fled the regime were soon trickling back. Hopes were high at the headquarters of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva that another chapter in the organisation's log ...

  9. Work with UN refugee body, lawmakers urge

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Security panel members have passed a motion urging the government to co-operate with the United Nations' refugee body to speed up the screening of asylum seekers. ... as soon as they arrived in the city. Mr Dykes was part of a deputation, including representatives of Amnesty International and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, that briefed ...

  10. $1b UN refugee debt row drags on

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani The government should write off the $1.16 billion the UN refugee agency owes it and view it as a 'positive contribution' to a humanitarian crisis, ... or risk infringing its international obligations. Ms Sokhan, who was in Sudan before moving to Hong Kong last year to head the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office, said she was amazed ...




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