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  1. 'I fled hell- now at least I have hope'

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... made her bold. 'I went to the UNHCR office and just sat there with my son from morning until night and refused to move,' she says. 'They told me to go home and come back the next ... Penniless and unable to care for her children, Angel felt she had begun to 'lose my mind'. 'One day, I just went to the UNHCR office with my babies, I told my older son to take care ...

  2. Illegal workers seek asylum through UN

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... showed some of them had sought asylum from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees [UNHCR] in order to extend their stay and continue to work illegally.' Mr Wong said the salary ... would not grant asylum to refugees in Hong Kong. All applications were handled by the UNHCR Hong Kong office and 2,360 applications were being investigated by the end of July. Nevertheless, only ...

  3. slice of life

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... support themselves. Daily food allowances were cut to a maximum of $5 daily, compared with $8 before April. The UNHCR planned to cut all food allowances from 1 August. Almost 15,000 ...



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