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  1. Refugees' plight brings home the need for peace

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Oxfam Hong Kong. A version of this article will appear in Chinese in the forthcoming book co-published by Oxfam Hong Kong and UNHCR, Without a Home in the World ...

  2. Six degrees

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Organisation), Jean Michel Jarre (Unesco), Sophia Loren (UNHCR), photographer and current Sundaram Tagore Gallery Hong Kong exhibitor Sebastiao Salgado (Unicef) and, for the United Nations Population ...

  3. Social activist braces for daunting role in Darfur

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and computer classes, as well as lawyers who help asylum seekers with their requests to the UNHCR, and doctors and counsellors who give up their free time. Ms Cornish plans to return to Hong Kong ...

  4. Screening policy review to stop abuse by torture claimants

    Posted Mar 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... being in the city for an average of 17 months. Most made their first claims to the UNHCR and turned to the Convention Against Torture after being rejected. 'Many lodged claims only when ...

  5. Better screening system urged for asylum seekers kept in limbo

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... I don't know how much longer I have to wait, but I also can't go back. I feel like I am nothing,' he said. The 39-year-old professional applied to the Hong Kong office of the UNHCR ...

  6. Welcome refuge in time of uncertainty

    Posted Nov 27th 2006, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... a recognisance paper from the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, before running the gauntlet of seeking help from the Immigration Department, where they might be assisted and given refugee status ... and therapeutic support for the whole family. Now that Mary has a document from the UNHCR, she receives a bag of food every 10 days, but transport costs are a problem. 'Children should have enough ...

  7. Doing the rights thing

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of the Central Investigation Department Headquarters in Colombo. Mr Prabakar asked the director to forward the letter to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Swiss Embassy and the International Committee of the Red Cross, but the director refused and remained unswayed by a follow-up letter. Mr Prabakar then contacted the UNHCR in Hong Kong directly, which initially rejected his ...

  8. Colourful festivals provide a chance to show real HK

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Disneyland. Fiasco indeed. PETER SHERWOOD, Discovery Bay Pay for refugees Hong Kong should pay the UNHCR bill. The city was a refugee destination in the 1940s, when many immigrants fled here from ... here to pay the bill. CALVIN TANG, Sheung Wan Don't pay for refugees The UN refugee arm, the UNHCR, is still hugely in debt to the Hong Kong government, after the city supported ...

  9. 'They gave me a blanket to sleep outside'

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

    ... in Tsim Sha Tsui for weeks after approaching the UNHCR for help. 'I went to the UN office [on the day of arrival] and an officer there told me to return the next day during office hours. ...

  10. Solomons crisis fuels call to aid all refugees

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... on a case-by-case basis, exercise his discretion to grant release on recognisance to those seeking refugee status or refugees mandated by the UNHCR's Hong Kong office, pending determination ...




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