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  1. 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
  2. $1b UN refugee debt row drags on

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... or risk infringing its international obligations. Ms Sokhan, who was in Sudan before moving to Hong Kong last year to head the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office, said she was amazed ... such an advanced jurisdiction not to have a clear policy and procedure on asylum is surprising.' Hong Kong is one of the few places with no refugee crisis and an advanced legal system where the UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/494272/1b-un-refugee-debt-row-drags
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - World - SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    Angelina Jolie vows real action at sexual violence summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:09pm by Reuters

    ... zones. Hague and Jolie, special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said the conference was the culmination of two years of work and they wanted concrete action to capture ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1529319/angelina-jolie-vows-real-action-sexual-violence-summit
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian high court blocks return of 153 refugees to Sri Lanka

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:49pm by AFP

    ... The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, said it was "deeply concerned" by the developments, although it did not have enough information about how the Sri Lankans were screened to determine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1549946/australian-high-court-blocks-return-153-refugees-sri-lanka
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, April 5, 2014

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by STAFF

    ... A transgender Colombian has become stateless in Hong Kong following a hormonal treatment that altered her looks. She describes her situation living under UNHCR protection in the city with little money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1465131/what-you-liked-april-5-2014
  9. News - China - ASYLUM

    Persecuted Pakistani Ahmadi Muslims seek asylum in China

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... mechanism to assess their claims, leaving it to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Its Beijing office has only eight permanent staff to cover the world’s most populous country. “Sometimes I wonder how these individuals survive... the assistance we provide is barely enough,” said Francis Teoh, senior UNHCR protection officer. China adopted a revised entry-exit law last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536101/persecuted-pakistani-ahmadi-muslims-seek-asylum-china
  10. 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

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