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  1. Clause for concern

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... Violet Law There are just under 6,000 refugees in Hong Kong, mostly from Africa and South Asia, waiting to be screened by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Hong Kong ... forbidding refugees to work for pay. But because Hong Kong, unlike the mainland, has so far refused to sign the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, many are marooned here ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Revolutionary press flourishes in Syria Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, escaping ... refugees escaping 18 months of conflict have crossed into neighbouring Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey, most in the last two months. "This is a significant outflow taking place- 100,000 ...

  3. Time to sign the UN convention

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... safety net for the underprivileged and vulnerable has often been criticised as being too narrow, and the plight of refugees stranded in the city is a clear example. The government has yet to sign the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees. But that does not stop foreign nationals in troubled regions from coming to the city to seek a better life. Yet the screening ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. Refugees' plight brings home the need for peace

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Imelda Linatok Abarquez Take the final 'e' away from 'refugee' and a 'refuge' is made. Perhaps it is creating this refuge that is the goal of humanitarian work- to provide care, to reduce risks, to protect people's basic rights. Today is World Refugee Day, a reminder that 10.3 million people have been forced to leave their home and country. ...

  7. Seeking a safe haven in our city

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... in captivity she finally managed to escape and sneaked out of the country. She then became a refugee in a foreign land. Around the world there are around 32.9 million refugees like Syaheeda. ... Syaheeda finally arrived in Hong Kong to seek asylum here. Like other refugees, she was attracted by the city's reputation as a welcoming multicultural environment. According to the United ...

  8. Learning from refugees' plight

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit A group of students who visited Ethiopia are planning to launch a campaign to bring attention to the plight of refugees in the African nation. Eleven students at the Hong Kong Institute of Education visited refugee centres during a two-week stay in the capital Addis Ababa. Many refugees were from neighbouring countries such as Sudan who had fled their homes because ...

  9. Refugees hoping Beijing will take up their desperate plight with junta are sure to be sorely disappointed

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The 37,000 refugees returning to Myanmar after seeking shelter in Yunnan province hope recent events will encourage Beijing to exert greater pressure on the junta to ensure their safety. But the refugees and those who remain in Kokang, a broadly ethnic-Chinese enclave in remote Shan state that enjoys a great level of autonomy, are likely to be disappointed. Although ...

  10. Refugee families to resettle in Ireland

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A group of Rohingya families from Myanmar will arrive in Ireland next month under a United Nations resettlement scheme, The Irish Times reported. The 78 refugees- 28 adults ... centre in County Mayo to prepare them for the culture shock of permanent resettlement, the newspaper reported this week. 'The refugees selected for resettlement left Burma in 1992 at a very ...




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