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  1. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The United Nations refugee body has defended its decision to slash payments to the 180 refugees living in Hong Kong by 80 per cent, saying it had no choice ... government stepping in to make up the shortfall. Refugees told the Post they feared losing their homes because they could not pay rent and had no money left for essentials. However, Choosin ...

  2. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The photo caption for the story 'Family outings for struggling refugees help chase the nightmares away' published on October 1 on C3 wrongly identified the people in the photo as refugees. They are actually ethnic minorities with Hong Kong identity cards. We apologise for the error. ...

  3. A fund-raiser for refugees

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung The inter-school fund-raising show R11 will perform a benefit concert for the Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre on Saturday evening at the Canadian International School. Students from Chinese International School, West Island School, South Island School and Canadian International School will perform singing and dancing routines to raise money for refugees. Tickets ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Fund-raisers emerge from the shadow of Sichuan disaster to help out refugees

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. With the urgency of the Sichuan quake, a lot of worthy charities have had to take a back seat in fund-raising. Tomorrow is World Refugee Day, and local group Christian Action is looking to step back out and advance its Chungking Mansions Service Centre, which offers assistance to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees here ...

  6. A taste of refugee life is powerful lesson

    Posted Mar 09th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and getting an unpleasant taste of what it must be like to be a refugee. Senior managers from BNP Paribas, UBS, Macquarie, KPMG International, Goldman Sachs, Holiday Inn Golden Mile and Macquarie ... fund-raiser in the Asia-Pacific region for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 'It's way more realistic than when you see something on television or read something. It's ...

  7. 'Friendly' town votes to reject African refugees

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... refusing to accept a group of African refugees for resettlement. Tamworth, in New South Wales, promotes itself as the capital of country music and is, according to its website, 'one of the most progressive places in inland Australia'. But it has been plunged into a bitter debate after the town council told the immigration department the five Sudanese refugees will have ...

  8. Refugees seeking hope in sunburnt country find hollow ring to anthem

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... not with Iraqi or Afghani refugees but with immigrants from Britain- or 'England, Scotia [and] Erin's Isle', in the anthem's rather flowery words. Times have changed. While migration from Britain has slowed to a trickle, Australia confronts a world flooded with an estimated 20 million refugees, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Four years ago, the arrival ...

  9. Refugees for a weekend

    Posted Mar 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... By Michelle Chan A group of secondary school students last weekend experienced what it's like to be a refugee- being attacked by soldiers and fleeing their homes to the frightening sounds of gunshots and landmine explosions. The 71 Form Four and Six students were taking part in an overnight trip to the Life X-perience Refugee Camp at Crossroads Village, Tuen Mun, which ...

  10. Refugee rights

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It has been claimed, in the Court of First Instance, that the appraisal system for asylum seekers is unfair and slow. Is enough being done, in our legal system, to ensure these people get a fair hearing? Write to us. ...




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