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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. nomadic refugees

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

    ... Reading comprehension 1 What do the herders sell as a cash crop? a. cashmere b. milk c. meat d. horses 2 What did the herders want to buy with their loans? a. better goats and houses b. land c. horses and camels d. motor bikes and solar panels 3 What rest ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Settlements for refugees 'must avoid fault zones'

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen When the authorities get round to building new settlements for the refugees from last week's earthquake, they should be as far south as possible and outside ... the potentially destructive movements would continue and precautions should be taken to prevent new tragedies befalling refugees and government officials eager to rebuild their lives from the rubble ...

  6. Refugee crisis looming in Papua, says rights group

    Posted Feb 26th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Elsham said the refugees had built shelters using foliage and wood, somewhere near the Yomu river, an area two days' walk from the nearest town, difficult to reach, and infested with mosquitoes carrying malaria and dengue fever. To make matters worse, the refugees- fearing a military reprisal- have reportedly cut most of the rope bridges that link the area to the outside world. ...

  7. UN in plea for failed asylum seekers

    Posted Apr 19th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney A group of 54 Iraqi and Afghan refugees who have been held behind barbed wire for three years on a remote island should be accepted by Australia as legal immigrants, the United Nations said yesterday. The refugees were sent to the tiny island republic of Nauru as part of Australia's 'Pacific solution', under which asylum seekers and boatpeople ...

  8. The big dry

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Two failed rainy seasons in 12 months have led to the driest year since 1951 in some regions of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda. Hunger levels have jumped sharply, with rates of severe malnutrition rising as high as five times the emergency threshold. Up to 1,000 Somalis a day are streaming across the Kenyan border to Dadaab, already the largest refugee settlement ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Land Ministry to map the extent of soil contamination by heavy metals

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... published last year in the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, which said that immigrants to New York from mainland China had higher levels of lead, cadmium and mercury in their blood than ...

  10. Life in the black zone

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo More than a million people have fled the country and at least half a million more are refugees inside Myanmar, hiding in the jungle without shelter or food and vulnerable to diseases like malaria. 3,000 villages have been destroyed in the past 10 years. 12 per cent of people have one of the most dangerous forms of malaria with levels rising to 25 per cent in some parts ...




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