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  1. 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. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Work ban on refugees in Hong Kong could bring danger to society

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... ban on refugees could threaten society Denying refugees and asylum seekers the right to work reduces them to "animal-like status" that risks creating serious social problems, human ... The comments come ahead of a landmark case in the Court of Final Appeal in January in which three designated refugees- including a qualified lawyer- and a successful torture claimant are seeking ...

  3. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Australia, Indonesia in talks on refugee ‘swap’

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:36pm by AFP

    ... of its refugees, an Indonesian government adviser said on Tuesday. Asylum-seekers arriving on unauthorised boats in Australia, often via Indonesia, are a sensitive issue for both sides, ... which Canberra was to take thousands of registered refugees for resettlement in exchange for the Southeast Asian nation accepting hundreds who arrived in Australia by boat. The plan never got ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Five-hour ceasefire between Israel and Gaza holds, may lead to more

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Gaza City

    ... is demilitarised," he said. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said it was investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza Strip. It condemned the incident ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... Asian cluster was Little Saigon, a once-sleepy central district which had been transformed by Vietnam war refugees into a bustling shopping and dining destination. Since then, Asian American ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australia finds half of asylum seekers held in Papua New Guinea camp genuine

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... New Guinea are genuine refugees. Immigration Minister Scott Morrison made the admission when announcing Australia would create a new border protection agency merging operations from ... decisions on 1,200 asylum seekers held on Manus Island had been made this week. He did not say how many refugee applications had been determined, but said there had been "both positive ...

  7. News - Asia - IMMIGRATION

    Indonesia, Australia in asylum stand-off after 60 refugees picked up at sea

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 10:34pm by AFP

    ... seekers inflame refugee row Indonesia and Australia were locked in a high seas stand-off yesterday after Jakarta rejected attempts by an Australian warship to return scores of asylum seekers ... Minister Tony Abbott's hardline asylum-seeker policies. The Australian boat picked up some 60 would-be refugees south of Java, where many asylum seekers board rickety wooden vessels to try ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Fleeing Uygurs caught using Rohingya trafficking networks are stuck in limbo

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by GABRIELLE PALUCH

    ... controls imposed on them by Beijing. Tumturk, who was known to have good relationships with the United Nations Refugee Agency and the Malaysian police, was able to help many Uygurs gain refugee ... is a relatively safe place to apply for refugee status, it is not a country in which Uygurs wish to reside permanently. Tumturk says most Uygurs prefer Turkey to even the United States or Canada because ...

  9. News - World - REFUGEES

    EU divided on how to tackle Mediterranean refugee crisis

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 08:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brussels Southern nations bearing brunt of arrivals fail to secure action from bloc EU divided on boat refugee crisis European Union leaders yesterday failed to take new action to ease the plight of thousands of boat refugees trying to cross from North Africa, as Italian vessels rescued another 700 migrants while the two-day summit was going on. ...

  10. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 10:32pm by David Eimer

    ... David Eimer in Mae La, Thailand Tens of thousands of ethnic Karen who fled fighting, and many born in Thai camp, fear reprisals if they are sent back to Myanmar Refugees dread forced return to homeland The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has ...




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