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  1. Who should pay?

    Posted Mar 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United Nations' refugee agency, the UNHCR, will stop funding asylum-seekers in Hong Kong from May, because of worldwide cuts in funding. Is it up to Hong Kong to pay the bill? Share your views. Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540668/who-should-pay
  2. Asylum seekers' appeal dismissed

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... seekers currently either seek refugee status from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), or they apply to the Immigration Department for classification as genuine torture ... to reject taking responsibility for screening asylum seekers. The case concerns six asylum seekers from Africa and South Asia, whose claims were rejected by the UNHCR. The government says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/974141/asylum-seekers-appeal-dismissed
  3. UN body to cease aid for asylum seekers

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly and Robin Kwong Reeling from lack of funds, UNHCR urges HK to take over the task The UN's refugee agency will cease funding asylum seekers in Hong Kong from May. ... seekers in the city. The UNHCR supports 80 of the 1,300 asylum seekers awaiting the outcome of their refugee status application. The money they receive is usually equivalent to the welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/540557/un-body-cease-aid-asylum-seekers
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607962/un-agency-depriving-asylum-seekers-their-rights-group-claims
  5. Refugees left with HK$300 a month after subsidy cut

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... bills and was 'very, very desperate'. Activists' anger over the cuts has been stirred by the fact that the UNHCR's own website shows it received private contributions ... by our fellow citizens. The big picture remains disingenuous.' The UNHCR said funds raised in Hong Kong were used to support its humanitarian work around the world, which have stretched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993717/refugees-left-hk300-month-after-subsidy-cut
  6. 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
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665740/war-children
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004409/hk-hard-place-asylum-seekers
  9. UN accused of depriving refugees of their rights

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a seven-month study into the cases of 100 asylum seekers who had approached the local UNHCR office for assistance. According to the society, 91 said they had not been allowed to be accompanied ... the Procedure Standards for Refugee Status Determination under the UNHCR Mandate. Society director Ho Hei-wah said yesterday he had been told by workers at the UN office that a shortage of staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556124/un-accused-depriving-refugees-their-rights
  10. Twin track on refugees leads many into limbo

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lanka, Nepal and Somalia. In contrast to most developed nations, Hong Kong relies on the local office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to determine whether asylum seekers are granted refugee status. This allows them to settle in another country, and many end up in Canada or the United States. Choosin Ngaotheppitak, head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong and Macau, says: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717623/twin-track-refugees-leads-many-limbo

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