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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Asylum plea by Snowden would not be fast-tracked, says UN refugee office

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 03:00pm by JOANNA CHIU

    ... seeker warned Snowden may face a long wait should he seek protection. "We prioritise older cases," said Nazneen Farooqi, a protection officer at the UNHCR's office in Hong Kong, during a press conference ahead of today's World Refugee Day. She said she was speaking hypothetically, as UNHCR does not confirm or deny the existence of particular asylum claims. Farooqi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1264276/no-special-treatment-any-edward-snowden-asylum-claim-says-unhcr
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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 - Asia - MYANMAR

    Become 'Bengali' or we'll detain you: Myanmar's draft plan for Rohingya

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... would request the UN's refugee agency, the UNHCR, to "resettle illegal aliens elsewhere". That might leave them facing indefinite detention, Robinson said, as the UNHCR would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1602817/become-bengali-or-well-detain-you-myanmars-draft-plan-rohingya
  8. 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
  9. News - World - FILM

    Hong Kong in cinema spotlight in documentary on Edward Snowden

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 03:10pm by Lana Lam

    ... about where to take him next, and they agree on the UNHCR." The name of the film is the email alias that Snowden used to contact Poitras. It is the final film in a trilogy about the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614414/new-documentary-edward-snowden-covers-nsa-whistleblowers-hong-kong
  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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