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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - World

    EU's Barroso in Lampedusa announces 30 million euros to help Italy settle refugees

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 06:51pm by AP

    ... LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — EU's Barroso in Lampedusa announces 30 million euros to help Italy settle refugees. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327981/eus-barroso-lampedusa-announces-30-million-euros-help-italy-settle
  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian troops closing inon rebel-held city of Donetsk

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:43am by AP

    ... Security Council said. The government has also accused the rebels of killing dozens of civilians in a shelling attack on Monday on a convoy of refugees fleeing Luhansk. Yesterday Andriy Lysenko, a Ukrainian military spokesman, said that 17 bodies had so far been recovered from the wreckage of the refugee convoy. Six other people were being treated in hospital for injuries, of whom three were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577324/ukrainian-troops-closing-inon-rebel-held-city-donetsk
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai police find secret camp of 200 suspected ‘Turkish refugees’

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... refugees' Thai police have discovered about 200 suspected Turkish refugees at a secret camp in the country's deep south, officials said yesterday, describing the case ... refugees, who identified themselves as Turkish, were detained after a raid on a camp in a mountainous rubber plantation on Wednesday night in the southern Songkhla province. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448003/thai-police-find-secret-camp-200-turkish-refugees
  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    200 'Turkish refugees' rescued from Thai slave camp turn out to be Uygurs

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters and Chutima Sidasathian and Alan Morison

    ... been several serious incidents in Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand where China has used its influence to demand Uygur refugees and asylum seekers be returned against their will to China." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1448589/200-suspected-uygurs-rescued-thai-trafficking-camp-may-face-deportation
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Refugees demand government better monitor food and housing they get

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 05:33am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Refugees urge officials to monitor aid they get Refugees say the Social Welfare Department is failing in its duty to protect asylum seekers ... the department and vendors and landlords providing what they say is substandard food and accommodation. The Refugee Union, which organised yesterday's protest, claimed the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438215/refugees-demand-government-better-monitor-food-and-housing-they-get
  9. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Markets more focused on what Hong Kong could lose than universal suffrage

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 12:47pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... Richard Harris I am often asked “has Hong Kong changed since you have been here?” “Er … yes.” We all know the enormous changes that have occurred since the second world war as conflict, famine and depopulation were replaced by peace and stability. Revolution north of the Shenzhen River brought refugees, desperate for a fair chance. Ironically, these refugees are the parents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1581411/markets-more-focused-what-hong-kong-could-lose-universal-suffrage

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