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  1. News - World

    Refugees and migrants face rising dangers

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 02:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Follow @SCMP_News The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said on Thursday, as it highlighted ... four million people internally displaced and 1.5 million refugees,” Amnesty’s Secretary General Salil Shetty said. “A quarter of the country has already been pushed out of their land ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Government to offer rent deposit of up to HK$3,000 for asylum seekers

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Government set to provide HK$3,000 rent deposit for people fleeing home countries New housing help for refugees The government is to offer new help to house people fleeing their home countries and seeking temporary refuge in the city. For the first time, it plans to offer refugees, asylum seekers and torture claimants- who are not allowed to take ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    More Syrian refugees pour into Iraq's Kurdish region

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad UN agency says an unprecedented number of Syrians are crossing the border to flee fighting 'River' of refugees pour into Iraq's Kurdish region Thousands of Syrians were flowing across the border into Iraq's Kurdish region to escape battles between jihadis and Kurd forces in their homeland, the UN refugee agency said ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't starve refugees of the fruit of honest labour

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says giving them access to legal work will also benefit our city Let's not starve refugees of the fruit of honest labour Imagine you are faced ... by unscrupulous employers who will take advantage of your vulnerability, and where you face possible arrest and prosecution by the authorities, with severe penalties. This is the dilemma that refugees ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar in path of cyclone

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Cyclone Mahasen threatens to smash into region where thousands are in temporary shelters Rohingya refugees may bear brunt of severe storm Myanmar started moving people into emergency shelters as a cyclone threatened to batter a violence-wracked region home to tens of thousands of internal refugees. About 140,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) ...

  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living

    Once reviled, Kowloon Walled City is now regarded as an example of 'organic design'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:15pm by James King

    ... the old administrative office- the yamen- which is almost the only fragment of the City that still exists. Their numbers boomed in two major phases. The first was when local refugees took shelter ... hundreds of thousands of mainland refugees poured into Hong Kong. Its 300 or so interconnected buildings crammed into one enormous block were handmade, says Lambot. "The cement was hand-mixed. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Most Hongkongers object to using public funds to help refugees, poll finds

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Public funds 'not meant for refugees' More than three in four Hongkongers object to using taxpayers' money to help refugees, and want to see ... prioritise the needs of Hongkongers, such as the elderly and single parents," Lee said. "Sponsoring refugees is the responsibility of the UN." The poll, held from July 29 to 31, found ...

  8. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Rohingyan refugees try to break out of Thai jail to celebrate Eid

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... provincial police chief Chalit Kaewyarat said. He said police fired water cannon through the gated front door to prevent the refugees, all men, leaving and "to calm them down". He added: ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Crossroads Foundation helps people experience 45 minutes in a refugee's life

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Local charity brings to life the terrifying realities of the plight of refugees for scores of employees taking part in dramatic simulations Fear, bombs, hardship: 45 minutes in a refugee's life A local charity is giving Hongkongers the chance to get an insight into the terrifying existence that many of the world's refugees endure ...

  10. News - Asia

    'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry started to sink

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:07pm by AP

    ... refugees from the Maluku Islands in Indonesia sank in a storm. Between 400 and 500 people are believed to have drowned when the Indonesian ferry Senopati Nusantara sank in the Java Sea during ...




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