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  1. 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
  2. News - World - SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    Angelina Jolie vows real action at sexual violence summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:09pm by Reuters

    ... zones. Hague and Jolie, special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the conference was the culmination of two years of work and they wanted concrete action to capture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1529319/angelina-jolie-vows-real-action-sexual-violence-summit
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court says Hong Kong must assess refugee cases independently

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the role of the UN agency to fade. "Understanding UNHCR's constraints in its finance and manpower, it is quite unlikely that it would duplicate the job if the government was doing it already," Ho said. Non-permanent judge Mr Justice Anthony Mason said in the court ruling that it was not right for the immigration director to simply rely on the UNHCR. "There are very strong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1199773/top-court-says-hong-kong-must-assess-refugee-cases-independently
  4. News - China - ASYLUM

    Persecuted Pakistani Ahmadi Muslims seek asylum in China

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... mechanism to assess their claims, leaving it to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Its Beijing office has only eight permanent staff to cover the world’s most populous country. “Sometimes I wonder how these individuals survive... the assistance we provide is barely enough,” said Francis Teoh, senior UNHCR protection officer. China adopted a revised entry-exit law last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536101/persecuted-pakistani-ahmadi-muslims-seek-asylum-china
  5. News - World

    John Kerry says ending use of rape in war a priority, at summit prompted by British government and Angelina Jolie

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... helped. The four-day conference has received global attention due largely to the involvement of Jolie, special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who joined forces with Hague ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532199/john-kerry-says-ending-use-rape-war-priority-summit-prompted-british
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Refugees at their wits' end without status in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... around, but they scavenge to survive When security guards pushed him out of the UNHCR office and locked the glass door behind him earlier this year, Bereket said he "went crazy". "I ... an interview for months. Having no support, he slept behind the UNHCR office in Yau Ma Tei and at the Star Ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui. "I scavenged for food on the streets, and I ate with stray ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1095161/refugees-their-wits-end-without-status-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's do-little policy on refugees must end

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by TONY READ

    ... Tony Read Tony Read says the government must stop offloading responsibility to the UNHCR HK has to step up and start caring for refugees The government's obdurate refusal to grant any ... as no surprise, then, that the call by Philip Karani, the new head of the UNHCR in Hong Kong, for the city to live up to its reputation of having a caring and enlightened government and extend the UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1116762/hong-kongs-do-little-policy-refugees-must-end
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's 'lost boy' not quiet the full picture

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... is separated- he is not alone," Andrew Harper, head of the refugee agency UNHCR in Jordan, who took the first picture, clarified. Marwan had been reunited with his mother within 10 minutes. ... on the number of child refugees, both accompanied and alone, who have been forced from their homes in Syria over the past three years. Marwan- a name given to the boy by UNHCR to protect his identity- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431193/syrias-lost-boy-not-quiet-full-picture
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fairer refugee processing would benefit Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... year, 5,800 torture claimants were awaiting assessment by the Immigration Department. These figures would not be accounted for by the UNHCR that only has responsibility for refugee assessment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1118420/fairer-refugee-processing-would-benefit-hong-kong
  10. 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

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