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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    We want to work, say asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Protesters gather at ferry pier then march to Legco over living conditions as UNHCR reveals 51 million people have been displaced this year We want ... as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that there were now more than 51 million people worldwide who had been displaced from their homes- the highest number since the second ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537181/we-want-work-say-asylum-seekers
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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