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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian PM Tony Abbott under pressure over refugee ‘back-pedal’

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 04:21pm by AFP

    ... of information about refugee boats to a weekly briefing, even when a vessel sank last week off Indonesia, killing at least 39 people. ...

  2. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Three generations of Rohingya living in India trapped in a stateless cycle

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:33am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in New Delhi Persecuted in their home country Myanmar, refugees taken in by India live in squalid conditions with little hope of ever returning from exile 3 generations of Rohingya trapped in stateless cycle Most teenagers have books in their backpacks, but Ashokur Rahman's bag has his most-prized possessions: a refugee card from the United Nations' refugee ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Beijing pressure puts squeeze on Tibetan exiles in Nepal

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:33pm by AFP

    ... as Kathmandu bows to growing diplomatic pressure from Beijing, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. The allegations, detailed in a report based on the testimony of Tibetan refugees, monks, activists ... surveillance and even reported attempts to force escapees back to China in contravention of Kathmandu's agreement with the UN's refugee agency, the report said. Although Nepal ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Uygur refugee pair leave El Salvador

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 07:41pm by MCT

    ... accepted a group of five. None was willing to return to China. Razak and Muhamman were freed from Guantanamo on April 19, last year and flown to El Salvador, where they received refugee status. ... that area for Uzbekistan, then joined a village of Uygur refugees living in an encampment outside Jalalabad, Afghanistan, according to a written account by his former US lawyer, Seema Saifee. When ...

  6. 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) ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN refugee agency says more than two million have fled Syria

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than two million Syrians have now fled their war-ravaged country, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday, lamenting the nearly 10-fold increase from ... that on September 3, last year, it had registered just 230,671 Syrian refugees. Syria has become the great tragedy of this century Antonio Guterres In addition to the two million Syrians living as refugees ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A duty to save refugees from tragedy

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Saving refugees from tragedy Community fears and prejudices are never far from the surface during election campaigns. Few targets are as vulnerable as asylum seekers and refugees, who are seen as illegal immigrants competing for jobs and social welfare. The current example is Australia, where the government and opposition are vying to be seen as having the most ...

  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian opposition pledges refugee savings

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 03:57pm by Associated Press in Canberra

    ... lawyers and migration agents to advise refugee seekers on lodging asylum claims and appealing rejections of the claims. “There is no provision under the [United Nations] Refugee Convention which ... many refugee claims denied by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) were overturned on appeal. “It’s clear that DIAC assessors make mistakes in their first assessments ...




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