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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 Syrians flee in August

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The number of Syrian refugees rose sharply last month, with more than 100,000 fleeing the war-torn country to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. It was the highest monthly figure since the conflict erupted in March last year, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters. “This is a significant escalation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1029557/more-100000-syrians-flee-august
  2. News - Asia - THAILAND

    32 Myanmar refugees die in fire at Thai camp

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 01:08am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok At least 32 Myanmar refugees died on Friday in a raging fire at a camp in Thailand, officials said. Mae Hong Son Governor Naramol Palawat said the fire destroyed about 100 thatch huts at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp. She said the blaze was believed to have been started by a cooking accident. The fire was put out after about two hours, and those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197649/32-myanmar-refugees-die-fire-thai-camp
  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    32 Myanmar refugees die in fire at Thai camp

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 01:08am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok At least 32 Myanmar refugees died on Friday in a raging fire at a camp in Thailand, officials said. Mae Hong Son Governor Naramol Palawat said the fire destroyed about 100 thatch huts at the Ban Mae Surin refugee camp. She said the blaze was believed to have been started by a cooking accident. The fire was put out after about two hours, and those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1197650/32-myanmar-refugees-die-fire-thai-camp
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Africans appeal ruling on refugees

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... on refugees Three African men have taken their challenge against Hong Kong's system for vetting refugee claims to the highest court, arguing that the government must assess the applications ... rulings against them by the lower courts. Hong Kong is not a signatory to the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and is therefore not subject to obligations under it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1180400/africans-appeal-ruling-refugees
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Repatriation row over nine North Korean refugees captured in Laos

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... over 9 refugees Human rights monitors and North Korean defector groups voiced anger and concern yesterday over the forced repatriation to Pyongyang of nine young refugees captured in Laos. The case has aroused strong public feeling in South Korea. Some have accused the South Korean foreign ministry, which has refused to comment, of failing in its duty to protect the refugees once ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1249993/repatriation-row-over-nine-north-korean-refugees-captured-laos
  6. News - World

    Refugees and migrants face rising dangers

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 02:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Follow @SCMP_News The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Thursday, as it highlighted ... four million people internally displaced and 1.5 million refugees,” Amnesty’s Secretary General Salil Shetty said. “A quarter of the country has already been pushed out of their land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244119/refugees-and-migrants-face-rising-dangers
  7. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Crossroads Foundation helps people experience 45 minutes in a refugee's life

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Local charity brings to life the terrifying realities of the plight of refugees for scores of employees taking part in dramatic simulations Fear, bombs, hardship: 45 minutes in a refugee's life A local charity is giving Hongkongers the chance to get an insight into the terrifying existence that many of the world's refugees endure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219442/crossroads-foundation-helps-people-experience-45-minutes-refugees
  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Death toll from Thai refugee camp blaze rises to 36, officials say

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 06:01pm by Reuters in Bangkok

    ... Reuters in Bangkok A fire swept through a remote camp in northwestern Thailand for refugees from Myanmar, killing 36 and destroying hundreds of make-shift shelters, officials said ... of those living in the camp are ethnic Karens – 3,500 refugees who fled fighting in Myanmar in 1992. Karen insurgents began fighting for greater autonomy since Burma won independence from Britain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1198742/death-toll-thai-refugee-camp-blaze-rises-36-officials-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com UNHCR axes all aid for HK refugees in budget cuts In a shock move, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Hong Kong (UNHCR) has announced that it will cut all financial aid to recognised refugees living here. There are 132 people with official refugee status in Hong Kong. Each one receives HK$500 from the UNHCR per month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1159313/unhcr-axes-all-aid-hk-refugees-budget-cuts
  10. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia denies refugee policy failure

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 02:34pm

    ... announced on Wednesday that some asylum-seekers would be released into the community on severely restricted visas that would still apply even if they gained refugee status. The temporary visas deny ... of Social Service condemned temporary visas as a “new low” in the treatment of refugees and described it as a “a clear abdication of our moral, humanitarian and international legal obligations”. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1088234/australia-denies-refugee-policy-failure

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