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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russian President Vladimir Putin points to an imminent deal on Ukraine crisis

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:46pm by Reuters

    ... should include a prisoner exchange and the creation of a humanitarian corridor for refugees and aid supplies. He called for Ukrainian troops to pull back and for rebels to cease offensive ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    A trip down memory lane for refugee

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Thomas Chan

    ... down memory lane for refugee For Dai Le, the most unforgettable memory of living in Hong Kong was scrubbing out wooden toilets in a refugee camp. The Vietnamese-born Australian, who is now ... children to clean the wooden toilets that the former colonial government brought to the refugee camps. "If you asked me, as an adult, to go in and clean the toilet, I would not go there. ...

  4. News - World

    Winter storm pummels Middle East, adding to refugee misery

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 09:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut UN refugee agency working with Lebanese army to distribute blankets and provide money for heating fuel A bruising winter storm brought severe weather to the Middle East on Thursday, forcing the closure of roads and schools and blanketing already miserable Syrian refugee camps with snow. The nearly three-year-old conflict in Syria has killed ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - UKRAINE

    Fighting threatens to scuttle Ukraine ceasefire just hours after its start

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... road map agreed on Friday includes an exchange of prisoners of war and the establishment of a humanitarian corridor for refugees and aid. Russia's Interfax news agency reported ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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). ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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” ...




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