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  1. War children

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (http://hk.youtube.com/user/unhcr) as part of the Gimme Shelter campaign to help raise US$23 million for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help affected families in eastern Congo and Uganda. The agency is also inviting people to post personal messages of support on its website (www.unhcr.org) in an attempt to raise public awareness of the continued suffering. ...

  2. Refugee families to resettle in Ireland

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... young age and have lived in camps on the Bangladesh/Burmese border since then,' the Department of Justice told the paper. Ireland is one of 19 states that take part in the UNHCR ...

  3. 'Concerned' UN refugee agency asks Thais to explain boatpeople policy

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR), said the agency was 'very concerned' about the reports. Ms McKinsey, who is based in Bangkok, said that in addition to requesting an explanation, the UNHCR had ...

  4. UN request to see boatpeople comes too late

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... of evidence to the UNHCR on Monday- prompted the world refugee agency yesterday to ask the Thai government to provide access to refugees that the UN body, too, believed were being held on the island. But the request came too late. The UNHCR statement, issued by Ron Redmond, the chief spokesman for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, was issued just one hour before Torode ...

  5. Government must screen torture claimants fairly

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was more than happy to leave all applicants to be screened by the cash-strapped UNHCR. A Court of Final Appeal ruling that year compelled the government to screen torture claimants, at least. ... that encourage more and more people to claim that they faced torture if sent back home, and therefore avoid being screened by the UNHCR. This is because a decision by the UNHCR is final, ...

  6. Film studies: refugee stories

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... at the UNHCR's Hong Kong office. 'I think this is the best way [to raise awareness] under the current situation, as we can reach the masses on a limited budget with support from Crossroads ... UNHCR's Japan office will hold its fourth one this year. More than 8,000 people attend the film festival in Tokyo every year, and it's an excellent public awareness tool.' The Refugee ...

  7. Asylum seekers fight ruling on repatriation

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). If the UNHCR recognises a person as a refugee, the director of immigration would afford them temporary refuge until the UN body was able to settle ...

  8. HK asked to unify screenings for torture, asylum

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for believing that the person would be in danger of being tortured. Choosin Ngaotheppitak, the head of UNHCR's Hong Kong office, believes there is a need for a unified screening process. ... in the determination of refugee status'- something the government is reluctant to do. Until five years ago the Director of Immigration had full discretion on whether to deport or refer to the UNHCR people ...

  9. Long-distance call

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... 'I was considering tax but then the UN opportunity came up.' That opportunity- a job as a protection coun- sellor for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong ... in the UNHCR, the situation is sensitive,' he says. 'They are coming to you because they're desperate and you're fully aware that the action you take will have a huge impact ...

  10. Thailand expels all Rohingya, thwarting access by UN

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... a UNHCR spokeswoman in Bangkok, said yesterday that the Thai government had still made no formal response to its request for access to any Rohingya in Thai custody. She declined to comment on the latest Foreign Ministry statements. However, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday he was prepared to offer the UNHCR access to any Rohingya detained in future by Thai authorities, ...




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