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  1. 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
  2. '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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539148/i-fled-hell-now-least-i-have-hope
  3. News - Hong Kong - REFUGEES

    Aid agency denies abuse of homeless Yemeni man in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2010. He said he gained refugee status as family and cultural problems put his life in danger in Yemen, which has been rocked by civil and political unrest in recent years. In January, budgetary constraints forced the UNHCR in Hong Kong to cut its HK$1,500 monthly payments to refugees to just HK$300, with the Hong Kong government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018146/aid-agency-denies-abuse-homeless-yemeni-man-hong-kong
  4. HK hit by surge in II numbers

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... intercepted by Marine Police this week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office also reported a marked rise in asylum seekers registering for refugee status who had entered ... for these people to come to Hong Kong and apply to the UNHCR for refugee status. They stay at houses and it is arranged for them to work.' Choosin Ngaotheppitak, head of the Hong Kong office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593263/hk-hit-surge-ii-numbers

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