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  1. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Refugee-screening system slammed as a confusing 'shambles'

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Protection seeker system 'a shambles' The roll-out of a new system to screen refugees is mired in confusion and a lack of transparency, says ... Refugee Advice Centre. "No one knows how the new system  works and we're so afraid about our futures,"  asylum seeker Ansaari, from Somalia, said. "My first priority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516770/refugee-screening-system-slammed-confusing-shambles
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Rightists call for expulsion of migrants from French port city of Calais

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Calais Protest comes days after refugees tried to storm a ferry in a bid to reach their British 'Eldorado' Far-right calls for expulsion of Calais migrants Far-right groups have rallied against migrants in the northern French port of Calais, days after refugees tried to storm their way onto a ferry to England. Some protesters carried placards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1587961/rightists-call-expulsion-migrants-french-port-city-calais
  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 - 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - World - MIGRATION

    Up to 500 migrants feared dead after smugglers 'capsize their boat'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:31am by AFP

    ... This year has seen a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to make the hazardous crossing to Europe. According to the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, over 2,500 people have drowned or gone ... the numbers of refugees dying or unable to find protection will continue to rise," she added. Some 2,380 migrants and asylum seekers were picked up over the weekend by Italy's naval ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593526/500-migrants-feared-dead-after-smugglers-capsize-their-boat
  9. 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
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Palestinian couple don’t let warget in the way of a wedding

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Palestinian couple tie the knot in a refugee camp after Israeli bombs had destroyed their homes War in Gaza can't conquer love or stop a wedding War destroyed their homes and her big white dress, but Heba and Omar agreed nothing would stand in the way of their future happiness. So they got married, refugees at a UN school in Gaza. Decked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573685/palestinian-couple-dont-let-warget-way-wedding

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