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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should not turn its back on asylum seekers

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... against their right to work has added to the woes. In an interview with the Sunday Morning Post, Philip Karani, the head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong and Macau, encouraged the government to sign ...

  2. News - Asia - ROHINGYA

    UN concerned after probe shows Thai troops shot at Rohingya

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... people anywhere, traditionally denied normal citizenship rights, including even marriage or work, despite having lived in Rakhine state for centuries. The UNHCR estimates that around 7,000 ... and given shelter and assistance pending longer term solutions, the UNHCR said, which added it welcomed the move. Some 320 people on two boats have been picked up off Malaysia in the last week, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria arms suppliers spreading ‘misery’, Ban says

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 09:11am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that 235,000 people have registered in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. UN officials believe that a similar number may have left without ...



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