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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1244119/refugees-and-migrants-face-rising-dangers
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:39am by Reuters in Gaza and Jerusalem

    ... to playgrounds, private homes and mosques.” The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, lashed out at militants in Gaza, by expressing “outrage and regret” at rockets found inside a UN school for refugees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558043/us-pushes-gaza-truce-death-toll-tops-700
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli troops on ground in Gaza as residents in north warned to evacuate

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:52pm by AP

    ... said. "Once we received the message, we felt scared to stay in our homes. We want to leave." Adnan Abu Hassna, a spokesman for the UN agency in charge of aiding Palestinian refugees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553380/israel-launches-first-ground-assault-defiance-un-call-ceasefire
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1227013/dont-starve-refugees-fruit-honest-labour
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    UNHCR must decide its last refugee claims in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by ALETA MILLER

    ... Aleta Miller Aleta Miller says the transfer of work to HK officials will unfairly prolong process for some UNHCR must decide its last refugee claims With the announcement of a unified screening mechanism to process protection claims, the UN refugee agency's office in Hong Kong is preparing to hand over the determination of refugee status to the government. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1316101/unhcr-must-decide-its-last-refugee-claims-hong-kong
  6. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1322867/australian-pm-tony-abbott-under-pressure-over-refugee-back-pedal
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319322/uygur-refugee-pair-leave-el-salvador
  8. 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) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1236276/thousands-rohingya-refugees-myanmar-path-cyclone
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219442/crossroads-foundation-helps-people-experience-45-minutes-refugees
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Diplomatic manoeuvring makes for strange bedfellows in Northeast Asia

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... diplomatic and economic ties with North Korea; the threat of a flood of refugees pouring into Chinese territory should the nation collapse is too worrying a prospect. Exerting pressure through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547449/diplomatic-manoeuvring-makes-strange-bedfellows-northeast

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