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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. UN accused of depriving refugees of their rights

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a seven-month study into the cases of 100 asylum seekers who had approached the local UNHCR office for assistance. According to the society, 91 said they had not been allowed to be accompanied ... the Procedure Standards for Refugee Status Determination under the UNHCR Mandate. Society director Ho Hei-wah said yesterday he had been told by workers at the UN office that a shortage of staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556124/un-accused-depriving-refugees-their-rights
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Two ways for Edward Snowden to get legal protection

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Joyce Ng, Lana Lam

    ... China Morning Post on Wednesday, although he refused to say whether he plans to apply for refugee status in Hong Kong. Going to the UNHCR is one of two ways he can seek legal protection while he fights an expected US request for his extradition through the courts. He can ask the UNHCR to determine whether he qualifies as a refugee. Or, he can seek protection from Hong Kong by claiming he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1260314/two-ways-edward-snowden-get-legal-protection
  8. Pregnant asylum seeker arrested on ward

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... was then presented with a $10,000 bill. 'My husband showed them the UNHCR papers, but when he walked back to the ward, the nurse called the police,' said Devi, who is seven months pregnant. ... husband and five-year-old child were detained overnight on suspicion of overstaying. The next day they were taken to Castle Peak Immigration Centre, where they showed officers the same UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516947/pregnant-asylum-seeker-arrested-ward
  9. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... responsibilities, the commission ensnares us as reluctant host of people seeking sanctuary from brutal and murderous regimes. It's a skulking evasion of its own responsibility. The UNHCR is trying ... the two decades that we played generous but reluctant host to Vietnamese, the United Nations is playing us for suckers. The UNHCR chief here, Monique Sokhan, announced last week she would stop all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541390/kevin-sinclairs-hong-kong
  10. Asylum seekers deserve humane treatment

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

    ... Kong has effectively washed its hands of the responsibility and has left the cash-starved United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to shoulder the task. While the UNHCR is investigating ... essentials. Families are given accommodation, but limited UNHCR resources mean it is often a small, squalid room. Throughout the process, asylum seekers live outside Hong Kong society, unable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/516904/asylum-seekers-deserve-humane-treatment

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