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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help refugees live in dignity

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... status that the UNHCR is cutting their monthly cash assistance from HK$500 to- nothing. The organisation blames the drain on its financial resources of events around the world, including a wide ... and transport to appointments with UNHCR or the government. Refugees have long ceased to pose a challenge to Hong Kong society, which was once a haven for Vietnamese fleeing political turmoil. But, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1177440/hong-kong-should-help-refugees-live-dignity
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Adopting refugee convention would not be a slippery slope for Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by PHILIP KARANI

    ... that in 1957, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution allowing the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help refugees in Hong Kong, the first time the international community had ... in a manner that the Hong Kong people decide for themselves. Philip Karani is head of office of UNHCR Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1113049/adopting-refugee-convention-would-not-be-slippery-slope-hong
  3. News - World - MIGRATION

    Up to 500 migrants feared dead after smugglers 'capsize their boat'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:31am by AFP

    ... This year has seen a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to make the hazardous crossing to Europe. According to the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, over 2,500 people have drowned or gone missing attempting the crossing in 2014, mostly since June. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, a special envoy for the UNHCR, urged the international community to "wake up" to the crisis. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593526/500-migrants-feared-dead-after-smugglers-capsize-their-boat
  4. 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
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Number of Syrian refugees reaches one million

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... are doing everything we can to help, but the international humanitarian response capacity is dangerously stretched. This tragedy has to be stopped.” The UNHCR said the one million figure comprised ... that numbers would reach 1.1 million by June but said on Wednesday that it would adjust that figure. The exodus has intensified this year, the UNHCR said, with 400,000 Syrians fleeing their country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1183086/number-syrian-refugees-reaches-one-million
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should help those in refugee limbo

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Help those in refugee limbo The government has been reluctant to even screen refugee applicants for genuine cases since the ordeal of handling tens of thousands of Vietnamese asylum seekers in the 1980s. They fear that to do so might reopen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1208112/hong-kong-should-help-those-refugee-limbo
  7. News - World - IRAQ

    Pope Francis backs use of force to protect Iraqi religious minorities

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:43pm by AP

    ... to help the more than 500,000 Iraqis driven from their homes by jihadist rebels. "In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is launching one of its largest aid pushes aimed at helping close to half a million people who have been forced to leave their homes," UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards said. To date, the United Nations estimates that 1.2 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577013/pope-francis-backs-use-force-protect-iraqi-religious-minorities
  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Click magnet: Why 73 million Weibo followers hang on Yao Chen's every word

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by TELEGRAPH

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR) to be its goodwill ambassador in China, à la Angelina Jolie (who, Yao says, was one of the reasons she was inspired to accept the role). Yao is obviously passionate about her work ... of charities. Yao says she enjoys her trips with the UNHCR, and has learnt much from the collaboration, sharing stories and online diaries after every trip. "So I feel a big responsibility to tell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1589316/click-magnet
  9. News - World - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... that it had sunk completely before leaving. They were laughing," one survivor told the Geneva-based organisation. According to the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR), more than 2,500 people have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594770/they-laughed-they-left-500-die-migrant-shipwreck-survivors-reveal
  10. 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

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