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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that there were now more than 51 million people worldwide who had been displaced from their homes- the highest number since the second world war. Some 200 asylum seekers beat drums, danced and chanted, as they gathered for about 1-1/2 hours at the pier before marching to the Legislative Council offices on World Refugee Day. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537181/we-want-work-say-asylum-seekers
  3. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Dengue outbreak at Australia's Pacific island refugee detention centre sparks fresh concerns

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:30pm by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Refugees held in Australia's detention centres on Nauru island infected by Dengue fever as opposition figures call for greater oversight An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485859/dengue-outbreak-australias-pacific-island-refugee-detention-centre-sparks
  4. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Controversy over Hong Kong's asylum seekers harks back to Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Christy Choi

    ... a decade, local NGOs and lawyers aiding the city's refugee community have been calling for a revamp of the system that decides whether refugees stay or go. It appeared they were making progress when, this March, the Hong Kong government was forced to take on the responsibility from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR. Yet almost three months on, amid controversy over the rollout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516648/controversy-over-hong-kongs-asylum-seekers-harks-back-vietnam
  5. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Torture victims seeking asylum in Hong Kong for nine years to settle in Canada

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:02am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Africans who sought asylum in Hong Kong for nine years in vain are accepted by Ottawa within a year of lodging refugee applications Stymied torture pair head to Canada Two torture victims from Africa who have been seeking asylum in Hong Kong for the past nine years have been granted refugee status in Canada within a year of applying. The plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1547630/african-torture-victims-stymied-hong-kong-accepted-canada-refugees
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... there A teenager from central Syria became the one millionth Syrian refugee to register in Lebanon yesterday, a "devastating milestone" for the tiny Arab country with about 4.5 million people of its own, the UN refugee agency said. Signing up for aid, 19-year-old Yahya recounted his long ordeal. After being trapped by the fighting for more than two years in his native city of Homs, he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464345/syrian-refugee-flood-lebanon-population-45-million-tops-1-million
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Transgender Colombian finds herself stateless after problems getting into Hong Kong following hormonal treatment that altered her looks Refugee ... was studying at the Taipei Medical University; now she is a stateless refugee. Her ordeal began last September, when the MBA student visited Hong Kong on what was supposed to be a quick trip to update ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by STAFF

    ... on decisions over the electoral method for the 2017 poll. Pan-democrats fear that a screening system will be put in place.   World celebrates international refugee day The United Nations draws attention to the plight of refugees today- World Refugee Day. In Hong Kong, the group Refugee Union marches from the Central ferry piers to the government complex at Tamar. The UNHCR in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536399/talking-points
  9. News - World

    AP Exclusive: Syrian rebels recruit fighters at refugee camp in Jordan despite ban

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:50am by AP

    ... ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — AP Exclusive: Syrian rebels recruit fighters at refugee camp in Jordan despite ban. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1353975/ap-exclusive-syrian-rebels-recruit-fighters-refugee-camp-jordan-despite
  10. News - World

    Security officials: 2nd Westgate Mall attacker IDed, lived in a Somali refugee camp in Kenya

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 10:12pm by AP

    ... NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Security officials: 2nd Westgate Mall attacker IDed, lived in a Somali refugee camp in Kenya. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1353833/security-officials-2nd-westgate-mall-attacker-ided-lived-somali-refugee

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