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  1. Mainland star Yao Chen open to new role after visit to Manila refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR). She travelled with Hong Kong and mainland reporters to have a close look at what the UNHCR was doing. A camera crew filmed her experiences, which will be screened at the Shanghai ... most wanted to emulate. 'Angelina Jolie has done enormous work as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador. She's so committed to the cause and has set an example for everyone,' Yao said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717637/mainland-star-yao-chen-open-new-role-after-visit-manila-refugees
  2. Twin track on refugees leads many into limbo

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lanka, Nepal and Somalia. In contrast to most developed nations, Hong Kong relies on the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to determine whether asylum seekers are granted refugee status. This allows them to settle in another country, and many end up in Canada or the United States. Choosin Ngaotheppitak, head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong and Macau, says: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717623/twin-track-refugees-leads-many-limbo
  3. Police reach out to groups that help refugees

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ethnic minority populations. They met representatives of non-governmental organisations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre, ... ethnic communities. The NGOs were the closest thing they had to one, he said. Another problem, according to Choosin Ngaotheppitak, head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong, is that not every frontline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722550/police-reach-out-groups-help-refugees
  4. Fire walkers have to hot foot it to hospital

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... at the UNHCR's Hong Kong office, said parts of the fire bed had 'hotter charcoal', adding: 'I saw blisters on some participants' feet.' He said this was the organisation's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/730483/fire-walkers-have-hot-foot-it-hospital
  5. Protected in HK, but denied the right to work

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nowhere else to go.' Although mandated refugees are supposed to be resettled abroad by the UNHCR, a host country is not always willing to take them. A Pakistani refugee in the case has failed ... verdict. The five are among 30 official refugees and successful torture claimants stranded in Hong Kong for four years or more, despite having UNHCR or Immigration Department approved claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732147/protected-hk-denied-right-work
  6. Protected in HK but denied right to work

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to go.' Although mandated refugees are supposed to be resettled abroad by the UNHCR, a host country is not always willing to take them. A Pakistani refugee in the court case has failed ... he said. The judge reserved his verdict. The applicants are five of 30 mandated refugees and successful torture claimants stranded in Hong Kong for four years or more, despite having UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731835/protected-hk-denied-right-work
  7. Manila is heart of a new home for refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... be in competition with the poorest locals for the worst jobs. Since 1951 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has provided international protection and assistance to the world's refugees, and the Philippines is no different. Mainland and Hong Kong media were recently able to see first hand the work the UNHCR has been doing in Manila, and it was a chance to gather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717627/manila-heart-new-home-refugees
  8. Rohingya returnee counts his blessings

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... or nationality papers. Their plight is also complicated by the fact that Thailand does not allow Rohingya to be 'screened in' as refugees by the UNHCR- a process which could speed ... McKinsey said. 'UNHCR policy is clear- any returns of Rohingya should be strictly voluntary.' Few of those remaining are expected to volunteer to go back to Myanmar anytime soon, despite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706378/rohingya-returnee-counts-his-blessings
  9. Thailand still detaining Rohingya men

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to expedite [solving] issues of their background and nationality so we can find solutions,' said UNHCR spokeswoman Kitty McKinsey. 'We do occasionally visit them but we can't do much ... face jail. Rohingya trace their roots back centuries to Rakhine state, yet the government refuses to include them among Myanmar's many ethnic groups. That persecution means the UNHCR does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705058/thailand-still-detaining-rohingya-men
  10. The Planner

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) presents six films from different parts of the world with refugees as their theme, including the following one. Ends Jun 25. Broadway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718091/planner

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