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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... at Lingnan University, examines not only the complex history and status of refugees but also, lastly, artworks from a collection of more than 600 pieces by the inmates of the refugee detention centres. They were collected between 1988 and 1991 as part of a project called Art in the Camps run by UN-funded non-profit Garden Streams. Art, here, is a process that allows refugees to deal ...

  2. News - World - LEBANON

    Civilians flee as 16 Lebanese soldiers reported killed in border clash with Syrian rebels

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:12pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Beirut Civilians flee as troops killed fighting Syrian rebels Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed into cars and trucks to flee a town in eastern Lebanon ... France to speed up delivery of weapons for the Lebanese army being purchased under a US$3 billion deal financed by Saudi Arabia. The UN refugee agency said it was making plans to deliver aid ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Somali journalist seeking asylum records refugees' plight in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Somali asylum seeker documenting plight of refugees denied right to work Journalist fled torture for misery in HK When investigative journalist Maahir and his television crew went undercover into a refugee camp in East Africa to investigate allegations of soldiers raping women, it was the start of a nightmare he has yet to wake up from. After interviewing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURT

    Challenge to ban on refugees' right to work dismissed by top court

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 12:34pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Judgment against three refugees and a torture victim seeking jobs after four years in the city hits Hong Kong's reputation, warn campaigners No right to work for refugees: top court Hong Kong's top court yesterday unanimously dismissed a case brought by three refugees and a torture claimant seeking the right to work in the city. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    All not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says more may seek permission despite disappointing ruling All is not lost for refugees seeking dignity through work The recent Court of Final Appeal judgment denying refugees and other claimants seeking protection a constitutional right to work beggars belief and common sense. The case concerned four individuals who have been accepted by the UN High ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Aleppo refugees tell horror stories of barrel bombs falling from the sky

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 05:17am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Kilis, Turkey Refugees tell terrifying stories of barrel bombs packed with explosives that are laying waste to whole neighbourhoods in a systematic pattern ... The sight of rescuers scraping human remains from the pavement outside her home prompted another of the refugees to leave. A grandmother, said she left simply because life had become unsustainable ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Fury as 1,300 Rohingya refugees are sent back by Thailand

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Fury as 1,300 Rohingyare fugees are sent back Thailand has sent about 1,300 Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, a top official said yesterday, dismaying ... and education. "The deportation of Rohingya is a blatant violation of international laws that prohibit sending back refugees and asylum seekers to a place where they can face danger ...

  9. 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 ...




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