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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help refugees live in dignity

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... status that the UNHCR is cutting their monthly cash assistance from HK$500 to- nothing. The organisation blames the drain on its financial resources of events around the world, including a wide ... and transport to appointments with UNHCR or the government. Refugees have long ceased to pose a challenge to Hong Kong society, which was once a haven for Vietnamese fleeing political turmoil. But, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help those in refugee limbo

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Help those in refugee limbo The government has been reluctant to even screen refugee applicants for genuine cases since the ordeal of handling tens of thousands of Vietnamese asylum seekers in the 1980s. They fear that to do so might reopen ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's do-little policy on refugees must end

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says the government must stop offloading responsibility to the UNHCR HK has to step up and start caring for refugees The government's obdurate refusal to grant any ... as no surprise, then, that the call by Philip Karani, the new head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong, for the city to live up to its reputation of having a caring and enlightened government and extend the UN ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, March 7, 2013

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Use fraction of budget to aid refugees You have quite rightly drawn attention to the plight of recognised refugees who are awaiting resettlement to other countries ("UNHCR axes all ... Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The UNHCR unwillingly fills this gap because the government refuses to do so. In last week's budget, the financial secretary announced spending ...

  5. 120 asylum seekers detained in HK in mid-July

    Posted Jul 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are 1,800 asylum seekers in Hong Kong- with about 160 new arrivals a month. Only about 11 per cent are recognised as refugees. Ms Lui ...



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