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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Outcry at raid on Aceh refugees

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysian police launched a controversial dawn raid against hundreds of displaced Acehnese arriving at the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur to seek refugee status. The raid has drawn heavy ... as they await relocation to other countries.' Police blocked all roads on Tuesday morning leading to the UNHCR office, stopped vehicles and arrested 232 of the refugees as illegal immigrants. ...

  4. Refugee families to resettle in Ireland

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... young age and have lived in camps on the Bangladesh/Burmese border since then,' the Department of Justice told the paper. Ireland is one of 19 states that take part in the UNHCR ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... a conflict which is killing hundreds every day and dividing world powers meeting at the United Nations. The UNHCR forecast is almost four times higher than its June prediction, reflecting spiralling ... people in August, 60,000 in September and at the moment 2,000 or 3,000 per day or night," Panos Moumtzis, Regional Refugee Co-ordinator for UNHCR, said in Geneva. The flow of refugees surged ...

  6. Actor an ambassador of hope for refugees

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... to the UNHCR, and hopes to have the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps- with which he is also involved- host a group of refugee children at a Hong Kong Aviation Club event next month. A charity pizza party ... of May, there were 1,546 asylum seekers in Hong Kong. About 60 per cent are from Asia and 40 per cent from Africa. There were also 124 refugees. In the first five months of the year, the UNHCR ...

  7. Whither the Iraqi refugees?

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... as refugees were the biggest strain on the UNHCR's limited resources, and refugee camps were gradually emptying as a result of the regime change. Early into last year those hopes remained strong; another refugee hotspot had developed in the Darfur region of northern Sudan and in neighbouring eastern Chad, but the total number of refugees and displaced people in the UNHCR's global ...

  8. Seeking a safe haven in our city

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR), between 1,000 and 3,000 refugees seek asylum in Hong Kong every year. Most of them come from South and Southeast Asia and Africa. Yet refugees like ... They are not allowed to work and have very limited access to education and medical aid. The UNHCR, meanwhile, may take up to five years to review their applications and grant them refugee status. ...

  9. Time to sign the UN convention

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... cuts in material support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The UNHCR cites extra funding demands from a wide range of natural disasters and fierce conflicts last year, including ...

  10. Refugees deserve the same rights as citizens

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not giving sufficient funds to the UNHCR to properly house, clothe and feed those in need. Hong Kong is no exception. There are 725 asylum seekers in the city, more than 300 of whom have arrived ... it is owed by the UNHCR for caring for Vietnamese boat people in the 1980s makes relations tense. Without legal rights and denied the assistance due to refugees- shelter, food and clothing- ...




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