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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... in a victory for critics of Canberra's border policies. A late-night interim injunction on Monday temporarily halted the transfer of the would-be refugees from the boat, which until now Australia ... The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, said it was "deeply concerned" by the developments, although it did not have enough information about how the Sri Lankans were screened to determine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: the great escapes

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm by Jason Wordie

    ... Since the beginning of colonial times, refugees have flooded in- and occasionally out- of Hong Kong, writes Jason Wordie. The great escapes Refugee migrations have been a tragic fact ... a daily sight on television screens. Hong Kong accepted refugees from the beginning of British rule and continues to do so today – albeit grudgingly. Displaced persons often encounter dangers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1572852/then-now-great-escapes
  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    UNHCR 'concern' over Australia's handling of Sri Lankan refugees

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... concern' on fate of refugees The UN has expressed "profound concern" over reports Australia is screening Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea and sending them back. Prime Minister Tony Abbott ... in Australian waters. Under its policy of not commenting on "operational matters", Canberra has refused to confirm the boats exist, sparking criticism from the UN refugee agency UNHCR. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546699/unhcr-concern-over-australias-handling-sri-lankan-refugees
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rich Hong Kong can't turn its back on the few refugees on its shores

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by AIDEEN MCLAUGHLIN

    ... Aideen McLaughlin Aideen McLaughlin says our city of means can easily do more for the destitute and often abused refugees who have found their way to Hong Kong, wishing only to survive ... and I was forced to flee under armed guard, herded with 80 others to a refugee camp across the border. Apart from my ID card, jewellery and headscarf, I had no belongings, no money and no choice. Along ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536328/rich-hong-kong-cant-turn-its-back-few-refugees-its-shores
  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Nine die in clashes, arson attack at Dhaka camp Clashes and arson attacks at a refugee camp in Dhaka killed at least nine people during festival celebrations ... of eight people [in the camp]. All are Biharis," fire service director Mahabubur Rahman said. Half a million Muslims of Indian origin have lived in refugee camps in Bangladesh since the 1971 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532907/clashes-arson-attacks-amid-festivities-dhaka-refugee-camp-kill-nine
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Rohingya refugee boat capsizes, with 62 missing A boat carrying 70 ethnic minority Muslim Rohingya capsized on Sunday off the western coast of Myanmar, an aid ... The exodus usually kicks off in November, when seas begin to calm. As many as 1,500 people have fled in the last week, Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the UN High commission for Refugees, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1346646/boat-carrying-70-muslim-rohingya-sinks-myanmar
  7. News - Asia - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    Thai immigration officials helping sell Rohingya refugees to traffickers

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 11:35pm by Chutima Sidasathian, Alan Morison

    ... Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison in Phuket, Thailand Immigration staff seen taking detainees in department truck to ship bound for Malaysia Thai officials helping sell Rohingya to traffickers Thai immigration officials were involved in the weekend sal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1336805/thai-immigration-officials-helping-sell-rohingya-refugees-traffickers
  8. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    At police history exhibition, former superintendent recalls boatpeople refugee centre

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:48am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... For retired police superintendent Raymond Mak Kwai-sing, the order to take down the Vietnamese refugee centre on Man Yee Road, Sai Kung- a place he had helped build- was a defining moment in his ... between the people and the police to create better understanding, he added. Of the Man Yee Vietnamese refugee camp, Mak said: "I saw it go from a flat piece of cleared land to having 7,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522886/police-history-exhibition-former-superintendent-recalls-boatpeople
  9. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    United Nations slams Sri Lanka for early deportation of asylum seekers

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo UN 'dismayed' at early expulsion of refugees The UN's refugee agency has accused Sri Lanka of failing to respect international law by deporting Afghan and Pakistan refugees before their asylum claims could be assessed. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Sri Lankan authorities arrested 214 Afghan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1565739/united-nations-slams-sri-lanka-early-deportation-asylum-seekers

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