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  1. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as global emergencies tie up more of the organisation's resources. As the Sunday Morning Post revealed last week, the UNHCR cut the HK$1,500 payments to just HK$300, with the Hong Kong ... Ngaotheppitak, head of the UNHCR's Hong Kong office, said the new policy would ensure refugees now have full access to the government's humanitarian assistance and are provided with a rental ...

  2. Child abduction highlights plight of stateless race

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... status,' Mr Yap said. 'We have nothing- no identity papers, no travel documents, no passports, we are totally helpless,' Mr Hussein said. The UNHCR has issued Rohingyas with documents that state the holder is a 'person of concern to the UNHCR' or that the person 'is registered with the UNHRC'. But the government does not recognise the documents as valid. ...

  3. Social activist braces for daunting role in Darfur

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and computer classes, as well as lawyers who help asylum seekers with their requests to the UNHCR, and doctors and counsellors who give up their free time. Ms Cornish plans to return to Hong Kong ...

  4. Colourful festivals provide a chance to show real HK

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Disneyland. Fiasco indeed. PETER SHERWOOD, Discovery Bay Pay for refugees Hong Kong should pay the UNHCR bill. The city was a refugee destination in the 1940s, when many immigrants fled here from ... here to pay the bill. CALVIN TANG, Sheung Wan Don't pay for refugees The UN refugee arm, the UNHCR, is still hugely in debt to the Hong Kong government, after the city supported ...

  5. Tamar proposal makes room for the wrong people

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to represent: Hong Kong people. Remind yourself that half of us are here because we were once refugees, too, and that it was the UNHCR that secured a mandate in the mid-1950s to help the refugees who ...

  6. SOS Somalia

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are available at the feeding centres in Dollo Ado- itself inside the drought zone. Conditions in these camps are deteriorating rapidly, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Its staff describe families walking for more than a month to reach help, with significant numbers dying along the way. UNHCR is calling this displacement, and the broader issue of regional food ...



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