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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing and Hong Kong should understand each other's fears

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:21pm by RONALD NG

    ... Kong are either refugees who fled the mainland to come to Hong Kong in the 1950s, '60s and '70s or their children. They experienced hardship, doctrinaire communist ideology, loss ... the maid who was looking after me, who was a refugee from the mainland, remarked that the soldiers would protect us from China. Her words summed up the feelings of many such refugees in Hong Kong. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - CANADA

    Canada extradites 20 Hungarians convicted in human trafficking case

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... trafficking case in Canadian history, for forcing eastern European refugee claimants into slavery. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney made the announcement on Tuesday in Hamilton, Ontario where ... in Hamilton. Domotor and his extended Roma family reportedly forced at least 19 people to claim refugee status when they arrived in Canada from the town of Papa in Hungary, work without pay sometimes ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Pope Francis backs use of force to protect Iraqi religious minorities

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:43pm by AP

    ... of Irbil and to help tens of thousands of religious minorities escape. Meanwhile, the UN refugee agency said that it hoped to begin a massive 10-day air, road and sea aid operation later today ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 03:40am by STAFF

    ... on military support for Kurdish forces and humanitarian aid for those fleeing Islamic State jihadists. The US initiated limited air strikes against the militants and food drops for Yazidi refugees ...

  6. News - World - IRAQ

    UN says Iraq humanitarian crisis ‘at highest level’ in wake of Islamic State onslaught

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 06:43pm by AP

    ... on Kurdish regions. The US said on Thursday its assessment team found “far fewer” Yazidi refugees marooned on a northern Iraqi mountain than expected, making an evacuation mission less likely, after air strikes pummelled besieging Islamic militants. The UN refugee agency had said tens of thousands of civilians, many of them Yazidis, were trapped on Mount Sinjar by jihadists from ...

  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Time running out for Iraqis besieged by jihadists as UN warns of ‘potential genocide’

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dohuk US carries out air strikes against members of the Islamic State jihadist group in the area around Mount Sinjar, where the UN refugee agency says up ... genocide”. The United States has carried out air strikes against members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the area of Mount Sinjar, where the UN refugee agency says up 20,000-30,000 ...

  8. News - World

    Starving Palestinians in refugee camp in civil-war-hit Syria forced to eat cats

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:44pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Damascus Besieged Palestinian refugees barely surviving amid Syria's civil war Where starving people eat cats The hatreds that have been unchained by Syria's civil war are playing out in a brutal siege of Damascus' Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp where civilians, including babies and the elderly, have starved to death, and others, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Ban on refugees taking jobs is 'contrary to law', top court hears

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Rule goes against Bill of Rights, Basic Law and international convention, top court hears Work ban on refugees 'contrary to law' The government is breaking the law by banning torture claimants and refugees from working, the top court heard yesterday. The ban is being challenged by three refugees and one recognised torture claimant, who want ...

  10. News - World

    British government rejects right-wing party's call to accept Syrian refugees

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:45pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Accept Syrian refugees, says UK party The British government has rejected a call by the leader of the right-wing UK Independence Party for Britain to "honour the spirit" of a 1951 UN convention and allow Syrian refugees into the country. In an unlikely reversal of roles, the government responded to Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who has been campaigning against ...




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