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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't starve refugees of the fruit of honest labour

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says giving them access to legal work will also benefit our city Let's not starve refugees of the fruit of honest labour Imagine you are faced ... by unscrupulous employers who will take advantage of your vulnerability, and where you face possible arrest and prosecution by the authorities, with severe penalties. This is the dilemma that refugees ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Adopting refugee convention would not be a slippery slope for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by PHILIP KARANI

    ... Philip Karani Philip Karani reminds the city of its tradition of caring for those in need Never forget the contribution refugees made to Hong Kong Imagine looking out over the Shenzhen ... some Hongkongers have called for refugees to be turned away; in the words of one commentator, Victor Fung Keung, "we must take care of ourselves first before considering helping others; ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Bangladeshi refugees' 'unliveable conditions' appals activists

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... treated like animals," said Ali, 23. "We have [done] nothing wrong, so why should we be treated this way?" The compound is one of several housing more than 150 South Asian refugees ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fairer refugee processing would benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... Kerry Kennedy Kerry Kennedy says a fairer, more effective way of processing refugee and torture claims is only a step away, if the government is willing to act One-track mind Whether it is stories of refugee children unable to attend school, families unable to pay rent, complaints about the slow processing of asylum-seeker status or the seemingly inadequate government support ...

  5. News - World - MALI

    Mali's refugee misery spreads with Islamists' advance

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Islamists, Malian troops and, since Friday, the French Refugee misery spreads with Islamists' advance The city of Segou used to welcome visitors with a sign for its industrial zone, a scheme ... on the outskirts of town: "Our soldiers are at war!" No one knows how many refugees have arrived in Segou since rebel fighters began advancing south after months of controlling the desert ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean court grants Chinese woman refugee status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Seoul court grants woman refugee status A South Korean court has granted refugee status to a woman who fled China after helping escapees from North Korea ... said yesterday. It reversed the justice ministry's decision to deny her refugee status. Lee, who lived near the border, said she had helped some 20 refugees flee North Korea until police ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Victory at all costs

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... journalists access to the war zone. Those who disobeyed were threatened and arrested. Aid workers were barred from refugee camps and hospitals. The three doctors who bravely got word to the world ... and other independent sources of information means that no one knows for sure what happened. UN agencies are still being denied access to refugee camps. The final battle ground remains off limits. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should not turn its back on asylum seekers

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... a haven for Vietnamese fleeing political turmoil. Today, refugees and torture claimants do not make headlines as often as they once did. But that does not mean they no longer warrant our care ... by asylum seekers were highlighted in the Sunday Morning Post. Even though there are only 132 refugees and 657 pending asylum claims, the applicants are increasingly upset by bureaucracy and limited ...

  10. Pictures of pain show resilience

    Posted Oct 09th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Despite their suffering, refugees in Bangladesh retain a sense of dignity captured in singer Paul Wong's photos The plight of refugees in Bangladesh is vividly illustrated in a collection of images by amateur photographer and popular Hong Kong singer Paul Wong Kwun-chung. The photographs are part of a travelling exhibition called the Rohingya Refugee Photo Exhibition ...




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