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  1. Chasing the Flame

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... shortly after Vieira de Mello's wedding. An early mentor at the UNHCR, Thomas Jamieson, died the following year, but not before he had done much to influence his young protege's outlook. ...

  2. Thailand still detaining Rohingya men

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to expedite [solving] issues of their background and nationality so we can find solutions,' said UNHCR spokeswoman Kitty McKinsey. 'We do occasionally visit them but we can't do much ... face jail. Rohingya trace their roots back centuries to Rakhine state, yet the government refuses to include them among Myanmar's many ethnic groups. That persecution means the UNHCR does ...


    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the UNHCR Project. Officially established in 2000, the project provides protection and essential assistance to all refugees recognised by the UNHCR. Wish English language and vocational training ...

  4. Asylum seekers struggle to pay for children's schooling

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... booklists and school uniform bills and realised it was too costly. 'We get about $3,800 a month from the UNHCR for food, but the school bus costs $580 a month, books cost several hundred, ...

  5. Ban on Nepalese students, workers

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... determination by the UNHCR and until they are resettled elsewhere if recognised as legitimate refugees. Annie Lin of the Society for Community Organisation said: 'This policy is targeting ...

  6. Slice of life

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... as confinement if they failed to comply with camp rules. In April, the UNHCR recorded the highest number of Vietnamese refugees to arrive in Southeast Asian countries in more than a year. After two years ...

  7. Imprisoned and shunned, Rohingyas plead for a home

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... having long ago barred the UN refugee body, UNHCR, from granting new claims of refugee status. 'One and a half years ago Bangladeshi police conducted inquiries to find out whether my husband ... the subject of an ongoing crackdown on illegal immigration by Bangladeshi authorities near Cox's Bazar since the start of 2010. The UNHCR has been barred by Bangladesh from registering any ...

  8. slice of life

    Posted Jul 06th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... support themselves. Daily food allowances were cut to a maximum of $5 daily, compared with $8 before April. The UNHCR planned to cut all food allowances from 1 August. Almost 15,000 ...

  9. Optimism at the top with hopes of peace in Aceh

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For example, there are no refugees [in Aceh]. The UNHCR is in charge of international refugees but in Aceh's case, the UNHCR is building houses. I told them: Why not other UN agencies who have ...

  10. The highlands of hatred

    Posted Sep 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Nelson Rand

    ... questioning their activities and restricting their religious practices. Mr Em and 37 other montagnards are living under the protection of the UNHCR in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. They await ... in a UNHCR refugee camp in Cambodia, he was repatriated nine months later to Vietnam upon the camps' closure in March 2002. Back in his native province of Dak Lak, Mr Thu says he and his family ...




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