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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human rights activists in refugees' 'March for Protection', urging reform

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Activists organise march for refugees, urge reform Human rights advocates will march this week to highlight the plight of the city's refugees and challenge the government over what they call a zero per cent recognition rate for these people. NGOs and church groups will back refugees in urging a reform of the legal system, as they denounce ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Environmental refugees on the rise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Lam

    ... environmental ruin The rising tide The modern world has long thought of refugees in strictly political terms, victims in a world riven by competing ideologies. But as climate change continues unabated, ... nations refuse to recognise their status. The 1951 UN Convention relating to the Status of Refugees defines a refugee as a person with a genuine fear of being persecuted for membership ...

  3. Refugees left with HK$300 a month after subsidy cut

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com The lives of refugees residing in Hong Kong have been thrown into further turmoil after the UN abruptly slashed the monthly allowance they receive to HK$300- an 80 per cent cut. Despite receiving generous financial support from donors in Hong Kong, the cash-strapped United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees decided last month it could ...

  4. Couple recognised for refugee work

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Switzerland, helping executives see how it feels to step into the shoes of a refugee. Four times a day over five days, Australians Malcolm and Sally Begbie will be introducing, among others, the Europe boss of Yahoo, Rich Riley, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee and the CEO of JPMorgan Private Bank, Andrew Cohen, to a simulated 'Refugee Run'. They will try to cross ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Refugee status fight will go to top court

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Three Africans claiming refugee status won permission to mount a challenge in the top court yesterday. They will fight a ruling that the government ... of Appeal last year, that the government has no obligation to screen claims for refugee status and can instead pass them to an international institution. The claimants were among six seeking refugee ...

  7. HK a 'hard place' for asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The recognition rate of asylum seekers in Hong Kong is unacceptably low compared to Western countries, a local aid group said ahead of World Refugee Day today. The local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said it recognised about 10 per cent of asylum seekers as refugees last year, without giving an exact figure. ...

  8. FilmAid hands Asia's refugees the power to tell their own stories through cinema

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... International family in its efforts to bring hope, entertainment and information to refugees and displaced people around the world through the magic of cinema. Global executive director Liz Manne flew in from New York to celebrate the Asian chapter's recent success in the refugee camps at the Myanmar-Thai border. FilmAid Asia set up a production training programme at the camps, yielding ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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. ...




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