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  1. News - Asia - REFUGEES

    Three generations of Rohingya living in India trapped in a stateless cycle

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:33am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... agency, UNHCR, and a single-entry visa from the Indian government that expires in 2015. Rahman is one of the 6,000 Rohingya Muslims registered with UNHCR in India out of which approximately 4,500 ... Bartsch, UNHCR Chief of Mission in India, said there is, however, still hope for the Rohingya. "Myanmar is embarking towards greater democratisation and will have to address some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1504469/3-generations-rohingya-living-india-trapped-stateless-cycle
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - RIGHTS

    Transgender woman Ana finally living a life that is true to herself

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Lana Lam

    ... in the Netherlands after her bid for asylum was granted by the UNHCR in Hong Kong, she no longer fears for her life and freely lives as a woman. Ana's successful asylum bid is one of four known cases ... and working there which meant it would be more difficult to keep my privacy." Five days after she arrived in Hong Kong, Ana handed her application for asylum to the UNHCR. "Emotionally, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346218/transgender-woman-ana-finally-living-life-true-herself
  8. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender refugee goes through 'hell' in Hong Kong to be recognised as a woman

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:15am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... through Amnesty International. But to secure the UNHCR's protection, she surrendered her passport and took on the status of refugee. She is now seeking legal aid to take court action over her alleged mistreatment while being detained by immigration. Despite being under the UNHCR's official protection, Rubashkyn describes her life in Hong Kong as "a nightmare". Like all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457021/transgender-refugee-goes-through-hell-hong-kong-be-recognised-woman
  9. 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
  10. 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

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