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  1. U.N. aid agency defends cuts for refugees in HK

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as global emergencies tie up more of the organisation's resources. As the Sunday Morning Post revealed last week, the UNHCR cut the HK$1,500 payments to just HK$300, with the Hong Kong ... Ngaotheppitak, head of the UNHCR's Hong Kong office, said the new policy would ensure refugees now have full access to the government's humanitarian assistance and are provided with a rental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994447/un-aid-agency-defends-cuts-refugees-hk
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN refugee agency says more than two million have fled Syria

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 03:00pm by AFP

    ... a year ago. “Syria is haemorrhaging women, children and men who cross borders often with little more than the clothes on their backs,” the UNHCR said in a statement, pointing out ... million people have flooded out of Syria, and an average of 5,000 continue to cross into neighbouring countries each day, UNHCR said, pointing out that on August 23, the number of Syrian children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1302540/un-refugee-agency-says-more-two-million-have-fled-syria
  3. War children

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (http://hk.youtube.com/user/unhcr) as part of the Gimme Shelter campaign to help raise US$23 million for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help affected families in eastern Congo and Uganda. The agency is also inviting people to post personal messages of support on its website (www.unhcr.org) in an attempt to raise public awareness of the continued suffering. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665740/war-children
  4. Immigration chief chided over asylum-seekers

    Posted Jul 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... and were told by immigration officers to go back to their country. A relative who had already been granted refugee status called the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong and an officer interviewed the family the next day. But immigration officers allegedly interrupted the interview to inform the family they would be removed that evening and that the UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421485/immigration-chief-chided-over-asylum-seekers
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    UN ‘troubled’ by Australia’s Papua New Guinea boatpeople plan

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... it was concerned greater numbers of asylum-seekers could be sent to the poor and developing nation. “UNHCR is troubled by the current absence of adequate protection standards and safeguards ... to deter record numbers of asylum-seekers arriving by boat. Hundreds have drowned making the perilous journey. But under the new arrangement, which the UNHCR said raised serious and so far ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291520/un-troubled-australias-png-boatpeople-plan
  6. 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
  7. Covert crooner sings for supper

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... combat gear for a tux when he leads a swinging big band called The Magnificent Ten at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) charity ball tomorrow night at Red Bar & ... he regained the vocal bug when a friend asked him to perform at his wedding. And the next thing you know, Wong is doing Sinatra and Deano. The UNHCR event at IFC is HK$500 a ticket, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570969
  8. Hope for refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Today is World Refugee Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). With 19 million people worldwide displaced by war, famine and other ... no significant news here really, we just thought this is a worthwhile cause. So, go pick up the cool T-shirt (as worn by Wong) or a UNHCR wristband at the five Pure locations around town this month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553485/hope-refugees
  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    No information for NGOs on new Hong Kong system for asylum seekers

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the local office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) has had to take on the task of screening those seeking asylum who are not necessarily doing so on the grounds of having ... there are substantial grounds for believing that the person would be in danger of being tortured. Two Court of Final Appeal decisions that said the government could not rely on the UNHCR to screen asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346216/no-information-ngos-new-hong-kong-system-asylum-seekers
  10. 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

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