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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. War children

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (http://hk.youtube.com/user/unhcr) as part of the Gimme Shelter campaign to help raise US$23 million for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help affected families in eastern Congo and Uganda. The agency is also inviting people to post personal messages of support on its website (www.unhcr.org) in an attempt to raise public awareness of the continued suffering. ...

  4. Refugee families to resettle in Ireland

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... young age and have lived in camps on the Bangladesh/Burmese border since then,' the Department of Justice told the paper. Ireland is one of 19 states that take part in the UNHCR ...

  5. '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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Law firm offers free aid to asylum seekers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for refugee status with the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong, but only 10 per cent succeed. The Society for Community Organisation has researched asylum seekers' ... Stone said because the UNHCR was an independent organisation and not a court, asylum seekers were not eligible for legal aid in dealings with it. Ruled out There were 554 legal aid applications ...

  10. Pakistani tells of two-year hell in prison

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and was making an application for refugee status to the UNHCR. Mr Khan arrived in January 2003 on a two-week visitor's visa. A day before his visa expired, he went to the Immigration Department to extend it, telling the officer he had a UNHCR letter stating he had applied for refugee status. 'I knew that if I went back to my home country, I would be arrested at the airport ...




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