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  1. HK a 'hard place' for asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... volunteer organisation that provides humanitarian services to UNHCR asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong, said the recognition figure was probably lower, and his group had pushed the Hong Kong ... to the UNHCR, asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong have access to government-provided humanitarian assistance including basic accommodation, food, clothing and toiletries, as well as reimbursement ...

  2. Refugees are our responsibility, too

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Kelley Loper

    ... pending. In addition, the ensuing debate about this decision has revealed common misperceptions- namely, that Hong Kong has no legal obligations towards refugees, and that the UNHCR has the primary ... that cover Hong Kong, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture. Another misperception is that the UNHCR owes Hong Kong a large debt left ...

  3. Asylum seekers should be treated with compassion

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... applications and counselling. The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says its hand has been forced by a cut in its own budget. But the UNHCR has not cut funding to all nations to which ... the cash-starved UNHCR to shoulder the task. While China has ratified the UN convention on refugees, the treaty has not been extended to Hong Kong, so asylum seekers are essentially considered illegal ...

  4. Asylum seekers have tough life in HK, says legislator

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrangements. The Social Welfare Department started the assistance programme in May after the local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ended its support to asylum ...



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