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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - ANALYSIS

    Controversy over Hong Kong's asylum seekers harks back to Vietnam

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Christy Choi

    ... when, this March, the Hong Kong government was forced to take on the responsibility from the UN's refugee agency UNHCR. Yet almost three months on, amid controversy over the rollout ... have been opaque, costly and inefficient, say NGOs and lawyers. The Hong Kong government has overseen torture claims since 2004, while other claims were taken on by the UNHCR. Some asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516648/controversy-over-hong-kongs-asylum-seekers-harks-back-vietnam
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugee flood into Lebanon (population 4.5 million) tops 1 million

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... at the UNHCR centre in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. "We didn't know where to go. We just wanted to get away from all the shelling and fighting," he said, giving only his first ... Lebanon had become the country with the highest per capita concentration of refugees anywhere in the world in recent history, the UNHCR said. As a result, it was struggling to cope with a crisis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464345/syrian-refugee-flood-lebanon-population-45-million-tops-1-million
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by STAFF

    ... attention to the plight of refugees today- World Refugee Day. In Hong Kong, the group Refugee Union marches from the Central ferry piers to the government complex at Tamar. The UNHCR in Hong Kong opens its six-day refugee film festival, which focuses on the plight of refugees throughout the world. UNHCR high commissioner Antonio Guterres launches the agency's global trends report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1536399/talking-points
  6. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Refugees can be sent to persecution under Hong Kong law

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... does not take applications for refugee status, but instead refers them to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. When the UNHCR finds in favour of someone claiming refugee status, ... to the government to decide how to meet the obligation. He said there was "no reason" why the UNHCR should not handle refugee claims in Hong Kong. The appellants- from the Democratic Republic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1185736/refugees-can-be-sent-persecution-under-hong-kong-law
  7. News - World - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... that it had sunk completely before leaving. They were laughing," one survivor told the Geneva-based organisation. According to the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR), more than 2,500 people have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594770/they-laughed-they-left-500-die-migrant-shipwreck-survivors-reveal
  8. Clause for concern

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... officials, according to UNHCR. In an attempt to stem a human tide, the government in 1998 put an end to the city's long-standing policy of first asylum and, in 2008, the legislature passed laws ... for longer than necessary, waiting for UNHCR officials based in the city to determine whether they are bona fide refugees. A government spokeswoman declined to say when, or if, Hong Kong will honour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741385/clause-concern
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... to forget. It’s like someone has stabbed me with a knife when I remember,” 15-year-old Taha, who saw seven corpses near his house in Syria, told interviewers with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). It is important that this human face of the refugee crisis is not forgotten Volker Turk, UNHCR He and scores of other Syrian refugee children in Jordan and Lebanon were interviewed for a 60-page UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children
  10. 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

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