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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand's PM offers help in trafficking probe of Myanmar refugees

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 06:51am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Bangkok UN and US called for probe into media reports that Rohingya refugees held in secret camps PM offers help with trafficking investigation Thailand will help the UN and the United States with any investigation into reports that Thai immigration officials moved Myanmar refugees into human-trafficking rings, the prime minister says. The UN and the US had called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1375743/thailands-pm-offers-help-trafficking-probe-myanmar-refugees
  2. News - Hong Kong - COMMUNITY

    Hong Kong's refugees feel the love this Christmas

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 11:19am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Times can be hard on refugees in an unfamiliar culture and climate but an initiative by a Hong Kong school aims to make them feel more at home For many, the Christmas holiday season is a time to celebrate with loved ones but for the refugee community in Hong Kong, it can be a stark reminder of how far they are from home. For David, a former computer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1372671/christmas-coming-hks-refugee-community
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Syrian refugee children are increasingly cut off from education and are often their household’s primary breadwinners Syrian refugee children are paying ... to forget. It’s like someone has stabbed me with a knife when I remember,” 15-year-old Taha, who saw seven corpses near his house in Syria, told interviewers with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war refugees fight EU red tape

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Sicily Perilous journey across sea ends in frustration for many Syrians ensnared in European red tape After fleeing war, refugees face new battles for asylum Fifty nautical miles off the southeast coast of Sicily, the refugee boat first appeared as a grey spot on the horizon, rising up or dipping away with the churn of the Mediterranean. Then, as an Italian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1369839/syrian-war-refugees-fight-eu-red-tape
  5. News - Asia - THE ROHINGYA

    Rohingya refugees being 'held in secret Thai jungle camps and sold to human traffickers'

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 10:42pm by Alan Morison

    ... Thailand's secret refugee camps A special correspondent for the South China Morning Post has been led to a secret refugee camp deep in the Thai jungle, where an escapee said about 1,500 Muslim ... to Thailand, which was intercepted by a Thai military vessel and uniformed authorities. I was shocked to see Rohingya women raped by other prisoners … Conditions are so primitive ROHINGYA REFUGEE, “A” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1373153/thailands-secret-rohingya-refugee-camps
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asylum seekers in Hong Kong deserve our respect at the very least

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:20pm by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says people in Hong Kong need to shun prejudice and rekindle their generosity of spirit towards vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees Respect due Whenever an article ... on these prejudices to bolster its position of not recognising refugees. In a society that is aspiring to world-class status and taking steps to be fair, tolerant of others, and providing equal opportunities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1536070/asylum-seekers-hong-kong-deserve-our-respect-very-least
  7. News - World - ITALY

    Stabbed, then thrown overboard: Italian police tell of horrific struggle aboard migrant boat

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:39am by Reuters

    ... Nostrum" or "Our Sea", about 20,000 more than were picked in the whole of 2013. The number of dead is also rising. At the start of July, the UN refugee agency estimated 500 migrants had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557405/stabbed-then-thrown-overboard-italian-police-tell-horrific-struggle
  8. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand court denies Pacific man’s bid to be climate change refugee

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 02:49pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington A Pacific Island man’s bid to become a climate change refugee suffered a blow on Tuesday after a New Zealand court refused to let him challenge a decision denying him ... faces deportation unless he appeals to a higher court. Teitiota’s lawyer, who was not available for comment, had argued that New Zealand’s refugee laws were outdated. The claim for refugee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1366147/new-zealand-court-denies-pacific-mans-bid-be-climate-change-refugee
  9. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    As Italy braces for record migrant arrivals, it appeals for Europe-wide help

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... reported yesterday, citing the navy and coastguard. The rescuers made the gruesome discovery when they boarded a fishing boat carrying around 590 refugees and migrants to evacuate those in most ... in Sudan and endured months in a Libyan jail, where the UN estimates thousands of refugees and migrants are being held in deplorable conditions. It was in prison that Brahana gave birth to her son, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543786/italy-braces-record-migrant-arrivals-it-appeals-europe-wide-help
  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Asylum seekers 'forced to live in pigeon farm'

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Government-funded ISS-HK faces probe amid claim refugees have been put in 'shanty town' Asylum seekers 'forced to live in pigeon farm' ... "Messi", a political refugee from West Africa, claims the ISS forced him to live in the Tuen Mun site after his case worker introduced him to it. "This area is dehumanising, degrading. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297517/asylum-seekers-forced-live-pigeon-farm

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