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  1. Who should pay?

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United Nations' refugee agency, the UNHCR, will stop funding asylum-seekers in Hong Kong from May, because of worldwide cuts in funding. Is it up to Hong Kong to pay the bill? Share your views. Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540668/who-should-pay
  2. Asylum seekers' appeal dismissed

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... seekers currently either seek refugee status from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), or they apply to the Immigration Department for classification as genuine torture ... to reject taking responsibility for screening asylum seekers. The case concerns six asylum seekers from Africa and South Asia, whose claims were rejected by the UNHCR. The government says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974141/asylum-seekers-appeal-dismissed
  3. UN agency depriving asylum seekers of their rights, group claims

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR) was breaching its own guidelines in handling asylum cases. Soco is writing to the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, appealing for it to intervene because the UNHCR Hong Kong office has ... the name or picture of the slip holders, nor any indication the document is issued by the UNHCR. The slip is supposed to serve as a reminder for the asylum seeker, who is required to report back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607962/un-agency-depriving-asylum-seekers-their-rights-group-claims
  4. Refugees left with HK$300 a month after subsidy cut

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bills and was 'very, very desperate'. Activists' anger over the cuts has been stirred by the fact that the UNHCR's own website shows it received private contributions ... by our fellow citizens. The big picture remains disingenuous.' The UNHCR said funds raised in Hong Kong were used to support its humanitarian work around the world, which have stretched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993717/refugees-left-hk300-month-after-subsidy-cut
  5. UN body to cease aid for asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Robin Kwong Reeling from lack of funds, UNHCR urges HK to take over the task The UN's refugee agency will cease funding asylum seekers in Hong Kong from May. ... seekers in the city. The UNHCR supports 80 of the 1,300 asylum seekers awaiting the outcome of their refugee status application. The money they receive is usually equivalent to the welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540557/un-body-cease-aid-asylum-seekers
  6. $1b UN refugee debt row drags on

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... or risk infringing its international obligations. Ms Sokhan, who was in Sudan before moving to Hong Kong last year to head the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office, said she was amazed ... such an advanced jurisdiction not to have a clear policy and procedure on asylum is surprising.' Hong Kong is one of the few places with no refugee crisis and an advanced legal system where the UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494272/1b-un-refugee-debt-row-drags
  7. Clause for concern

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... officials, according to UNHCR. In an attempt to stem a human tide, the government in 1998 put an end to the city's long-standing policy of first asylum and, in 2008, the legislature passed laws ... for longer than necessary, waiting for UNHCR officials based in the city to determine whether they are bona fide refugees. A government spokeswoman declined to say when, or if, Hong Kong will honour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741385/clause-concern
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994447/un-aid-agency-defends-cuts-refugees-hk
  9. Immigration chief chided over asylum-seekers

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and were told by immigration officers to go back to their country. A relative who had already been granted refugee status called the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong and an officer interviewed the family the next day. But immigration officers allegedly interrupted the interview to inform the family they would be removed that evening and that the UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421485/immigration-chief-chided-over-asylum-seekers
  10. Hope for refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Today is World Refugee Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). With 19 million people worldwide displaced by war, famine and other ... no significant news here really, we just thought this is a worthwhile cause. So, go pick up the cool T-shirt (as worn by Wong) or a UNHCR wristband at the five Pure locations around town this month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553485/hope-refugees

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