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  1. Stop sending refugees to Pacific, says Senate

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... be scrapped. Under the so-called 'Pacific solution' initiated two years ago, Australia persuaded Papua New Guinea and the tiny island nation of Nauru to house hundreds of refugees in specially built camps. The arrangement has been criticised by human rights groups, which accuse the government of dumping the refugee problem on to poor states desperate for Australian aid. Papua ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Forgotten victims of partition

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Rajeshree Sisodia

    ... As Pakistan and India celebrate 60 years of statehood, refugees remember the genocidal birth of two nations, writes Rajeshree Sisodia For seven days, Balwant Kaur trekked through hilly ... way. The episode left an indelible mark on those who lived through it, like 85-year-old Mrs Kaur. She lives in a world of memories in Simbal, an unofficial colony of partition refugees ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Colourful festivals provide a chance to show real HK

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Disneyland. Fiasco indeed. PETER SHERWOOD, Discovery Bay Pay for refugees Hong Kong should pay the UNHCR bill. The city was a refugee destination in the 1940s, when many immigrants fled here from ... here to pay the bill. CALVIN TANG, Sheung Wan Don't pay for refugees The UN refugee arm, the UNHCR, is still hugely in debt to the Hong Kong government, after the city supported ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Photo-book gives powerful testimony to plight of Myanmar's Rohingya minority

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... another similar-sized exodus crossed into Bangladesh, forcing the UN refugee agency to create a monitored repatriation programme. But many, including Jafar and his family, would remain in Bangladesh. About 30,000 would linger in UN refugee camps while 10 times that number would eke out a living in southern Bangladesh, often falling heavily into debt at the hands of bonded labour ...

  7. A home away from home

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in India and Nepal, and grants refugee status to most Tibetans who want to settle on its shores. Once here, the Tibetans are helped onto their feet with generous government subsidies, and education ...

  8. PLA likely to send more ships for UN food aid escorts

    Posted Mar 13th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... millions of refugees in Somalia, military experts said. The new commitment, first reported by the South China Morning Post last week, was confirmed in a state media report yesterday. China Daily ... World Food Programme to feed 3.6 million refugees in that country. 'It's entirely possible and reasonable for us to send more vessels to the Gulf of Aden. The deployment is under ...

  9. Crackdown on IIs leaves Filipinos high and dry

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Luke Hunt

    ... Luke Hunt in Pondok A crackdown on illegal immigrants in Malaysia has stranded thousands of refugees between miserable shanty towns on isolated islands and their war-torn homelands ... arrived leading to a mix of legal and illegal immigrants, refugees, squatters, sea gypsies and Malays. Mr Daria remained until his shack was blown away in a storm. He married a Malaysian in 1990 ...

  10. A brighter future

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... America. It is very dangerous,' said Bob, who wants to set up a motorcycle business in future. Ben (not his real name) is a South Asian refugee who came to Hong Kong with his family two years ... in Hong Kong. 'His life should not stop. He has to study, get good grades, qualify and start working. We want refugees to have good opportunities in the future, and that's why schooling ...




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