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  1. SYRIA

    Aleppo pounded in latest offensive

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 01:59pm

    ... months of violence has reached more than 250,000. UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters the humanitarian problems sparked by the conflict is “our biggest crisis.” “The complexity ...

  2. Refugees pay heavy price for lack of access to education

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their chances of finding another country to accept them. Choosin Ngaotheppitak, the head of the Hong Kong office of the UNHCR, said he was expecting the Legislative Council to discuss education ... 'For non-subvention courses, refugees are eligible to apply if they are granted the right to study by the Director of Immigration.' According to the UNHCR, there are 838 asylum seekers ...

  3. News - World - TURKEY

    Migrants drown off Turkish coast

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 09:41am by Reuters in Ahmetbeyli

    ... majority via Turkey. Greece received more than 1,000 migrants by sea last year, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). Another 55,000 crossed the land border between Greece ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria needs more time needed to end conflict, says Assad

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 03:55pm

    ... if this is a trend,” UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters in Geneva. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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