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  1. Sri Lankan asylum-seekers fight deportation order

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... immediately to the Indian Ocean island. The writ said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) intervened after a call from the applicants' other son, Mohammed Naleem Aliyar, 26, who has been accepted as a refugee in Hong Kong. However, the family claims there were serious problems with interviews they had with the UNHCR as they were very brief and they did not have ...

  2. Boatpeople left to live on streets

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... (UNHCR) and the Security Bureau denied knowledge of the Vietnamese street sleepers. A senior UNHCR official said the body was not in a position to comment on whether it would help the Vietnamese ... Organisation, said it was 'inhuman' of the government and UNHCR not to help the men go home. ...

  3. Refugees were unlawfully detained, judge rules

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and applied for refugee status with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). He overstayed in Hong Kong until September last year, when he was detained. He has been held in Victoria ... in 2002 and he had been detained by the department since May 2002. His application for refugee status had been refused by the UNHCR and a deportation order issued, said Mr Pun. The order ...

  4. Tales of desperation as bureaucracy shuns the needy

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Stephanie Harrington

    ... torturers called the police because he didn't have valid visa documents and lacked proof that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office was processing his claim. Merina ... English. It was very difficult.' Hari and Merina now live in a flat in Yau Ma Tei, with help from the UNHCR, and bide their time studying English and the Bible. When they are eventually ...

  5. Slice of life

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... as confinement if they failed to comply with camp rules. In April, the UNHCR recorded the highest number of Vietnamese refugees to arrive in Southeast Asian countries in more than a year. After two years ...



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