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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    More Syrian refugees pour into Iraq's Kurdish region

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday. The UNHCR reported a "river" of Syrians crossing into Iraqi Kurdistan, after more than 15,000 entered Iraq on Thursday and Saturday, figures the agency said were unprecedented. "UN-refugee-agency staff at Sahela today report what appears like a river of people coming towards the border," said Claire Bourgeois, the UNHCR's Iraq representative, referring to a border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1297694/more-syrian-refugees-pour-iraqs-kurdish-region
  2. 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
  3. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Syrian refugees in Lebanon top 100,000: UN

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 09:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... on Tuesday. “Lebanon has become the third country in the region to see its population of registered Syrian refugees and people waiting for registration (exceed) the 100,000 mark,” the UNHCR said ... mark, and according to the UNHCR, there are now more than 358,000 Syrians registered as refugees in neighbouring countries. In the case of Lebanon, none of the fleeing Syrians in the country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1068215/syrian-refugees-lebanon-top-100000-un
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 Syrians flee in August

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... refugee agency said on Tuesday. It was the highest monthly figure since the conflict erupted in March last year, UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told reporters. “This is a significant escalation ... was now seeing a steep hike in the number of Syrian Kurds arriving in the country, with about 500 crossing daily. Iraqi refugees have also been fleeing Syria by the hundreds, the UNHCR said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1029557/more-100000-syrians-flee-august
  5. HK a 'hard place' for asylum seekers

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... volunteer organisation that provides humanitarian services to UNHCR asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong, said the recognition figure was probably lower, and his group had pushed the Hong Kong ... to the UNHCR, asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong have access to government-provided humanitarian assistance including basic accommodation, food, clothing and toiletries, as well as reimbursement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004409/hk-hard-place-asylum-seekers
  6. Outcry at raid on Aceh refugees

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Malaysian police launched a controversial dawn raid against hundreds of displaced Acehnese arriving at the UNHCR office in Kuala Lumpur to seek refugee status. The raid has drawn heavy ... as they await relocation to other countries.' Police blocked all roads on Tuesday morning leading to the UNHCR office, stopped vehicles and arrested 232 of the refugees as illegal immigrants. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425434/outcry-raid-aceh-refugees
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... expressed concern on Tuesday about the fate of hundreds of men and boys taken for questioning by authorities after being evacuated. A spokeswoman for the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR said 336 male ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426594/evacuations-aid-delivery-resume-syrias-besieged-city-homs
  8. UN accused of unfair play over IIs

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... immigrants avoid arrest. Home Minister Azmi Khalid said some of the recipients were economic immigrants, not refugees. 'We are very unhappy with this indiscriminate act by the UNHCR,' he said. Senior government officials said they had 'inside information' the UNHCR issued more than 10,000 papers before the crackdown. The massive operation against an estimated 400,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491228/un-accused-unfair-play-over-iis
  9. UN accused of depriving refugees of their rights

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a seven-month study into the cases of 100 asylum seekers who had approached the local UNHCR office for assistance. According to the society, 91 said they had not been allowed to be accompanied ... the Procedure Standards for Refugee Status Determination under the UNHCR Mandate. Society director Ho Hei-wah said yesterday he had been told by workers at the UN office that a shortage of staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556124/un-accused-depriving-refugees-their-rights
  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    U.N. concern at plight of Hong Kong asylum seekers living in squalor

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR)." She said the agency was "keenly aware of the difficult living conditions that asylum seekers face [in the city]". She said the UNHCR had spoken to the government ... acceptable accommodation. "The UNHCR will continue reaching out to the government to ensure the well-being of asylum seekers in Hong Kong and their right to an adequate standard of living," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1305929/un-concern-plight-hong-kong-asylum-seekers-living-squalor

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