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  1. 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, ...

  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. ...

  3. News - World - KENYA

    Westgate Mall attacker lived in Somali refugee camp, say Kenyan officials

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 09:41pm by AP

    ... The head of UNHCR in Kenya, Raouf Mazou, said on Monday that his organisation had been co-operating with the Kenyan government on the Westgate investigation but said he was "not aware of any ... and the UNHCR said that the 475,000 registered Somali refugees inside Kenya would get support when they returned to their homeland- if they chose to return. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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