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  1. Comment - Letters

    Do not misrepresent refugees

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... a refugee is inconceivable to most of us. Asylum seekers and refugees have overcome great hardship and suffering and are brave, courageous survivors of some of the most egregious forms of human rights violations. It would be good to see this aspect of asylum seekers' and refugees' lives portrayed more. Victoria Wisniewski Otero, Tai Hang ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Refugees at their wits' end without status in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Hong Kong' refusal to accede to the UN Refugee Convention is forcing asylum seekers into an existence of suffering and despair, critics say Riches all ... damage and assault. When he arrived alone in Hong Kong four years ago, he registered as an asylum seeker with the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees but could not get ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ASYLUM

    New UNHCR head urges Hong Kong to protect refugees and asylum seekers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Joanna.chiu@scmp.com Commissioner calls on city to do more, but authorities balk at possible risk of system abuse New UNHCR head urges HK to protect refugees The new head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong has made an unusually forceful call for the government to take responsibility for protecting refugees in the city. "There is no doubt that Hong Kong has the capacity ...

  4. Films give a helping hand to refugees

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Films can be more than entertainment, at least for FilmAid which now has a branch in Hong Kong that aims to brighten up refugees' lives by showing them movies ... to provide information on health, travel safety and regional conflicts. The films may also provide psychological relief for refugees, says Tony Steains, chairman of FilmAid's board of directors. ...

  5. Final bitter-sweet days for railway refugees

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chloe Lai Few traces remain of the two-year battle waged between villagers, activists, the government and the MTR Corp over the future of a community forced to move out of the way of the new high-speed border railway. The self-styled patrol unit of studen ...

  6. refugee rights

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the government cannot afford to provide for them indefinitely. d. they need to prove themselves worthy of their status. 4 Barrister Paul Shieh Wing-tai is opposed to finding work for mandated refugees ...

  7. UN refugee work highlights how lucky Hongkongers are

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Kwok If her work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has taught Lum Bik one thing, it is how lucky people are to live in Hong Kong. The agency's only ... 'Most of the time I need to negotiate with individual governments on policy concerning the welfare of refugees, so there is plenty of opportunity to make variations, provided that I work within ...

  8. Refugees offered a port in the storm

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), human rights lawyers and other agencies. The North Point centre, a four-bedroom home complete with computer, was named in honour of Anthony ... and the cash-strapped UNHCR office in Hong Kong, which recently reduced the cash allowance to asylum-seekers and refugees. Residents have included women escaping the practice of female genital mutilation ...

  9. Focus on a cause

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott Ask Hongkongers about refugees and most would probably say they're a problem happening 'somewhere over there', far removed from the city's glitzy malls and members-only clubs. But they would be wrong. 'The refugee situation is not a distant crisis, it's very real to Hong Kong. Thousands need our help,' says Danielle Stutterd, project ...

  10. 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 ...




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