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  1. Mainland star Yao Chen open to new role after visit to Manila refugees

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR). She travelled with Hong Kong and mainland reporters to have a close look at what the UNHCR was doing. A camera crew filmed her experiences, which will be screened at the Shanghai ... most wanted to emulate. 'Angelina Jolie has done enormous work as a UNHCR goodwill ambassador. She's so committed to the cause and has set an example for everyone,' Yao said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717637/mainland-star-yao-chen-open-new-role-after-visit-manila-refugees
  2. HK only a waiting room for 1,000 claiming political asylum

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have been living precariously in Hong Kong for years, their only safeguard a document issued by the UNHCR stating they have applied for refugee status. Despite this legal document, at least 30 ... not have any obligation to admit or support people seeking refugee status. 'Claims for refugee status... are dealt with by the UNHCR office here,' he said. 'Our Immigration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479955/hk-only-waiting-room-1000-claiming-political-asylum
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Save the Children charity appeals for rapid response over Mosul exodus

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 10:46pm by GDN

    ... to their posts," he said. The Kurdistan regional government is planning to work with the UN to set up a camp for the displaced people. Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531072/save-children-charity-appeals-rapid-response-over-mosul-exodus
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Britain’s Prince Charles visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:37am by Associated Press

    ... the “remarkable” work of the agencies on the ground, mentioning the UN’s refugee body, UNHCR. The royal visit did not include the main Zaatari tent camp because of security concerns. Sporadic rioting has broken out at the facility over its difficult desert conditions. Also in Jordan on Wednesday, UNHCR chief Antonio Guterres urged stepped up international support, warning that funds received so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1190206/britains-prince-charles-visits-syrian-refugees-jordan
  5. 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
  6. News - Asia - THAILAND

    UN plea to Thailand over reports that 15 Rohingya migrants were shot dead

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... neighbouring Myanmar. Vivian Tan, spokeswoman for the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Thailand, said officials yesterday met counterparts from the Thai Foreign Ministry in Bangkok. ... naval officials have yet to comment. Tan said the UNHCR was aware of earlier, vague media reports of shootings in Thailand from Rohingya boatpeople arriving in Sri Lanka and two recent boatloads ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1185777/un-plea-thailand-over-reports-15-rohingya-migrants-were-shot-dead
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Snowden case poses complex legal challenges for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 01:42pm by Ng Tze Wei

    ... for Refugees (UNHCR) in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is not a signatory to the international Refugee Conventions, but is nevertheless bound by the fundamental international human rights principle ... decision on whether or not to surrender Snowden on hold, and allow him to stay, pending a decision by the UNHCR. Like the “political character” matter, it could be hard for Snowden to prove he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1259074/snowden-case-poses-complex-legal-challenges-hong-kong
  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    UN calls for talks after clash in strife-torn Myanmar region

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... envoy toured the strife-torn area on Tuesday. At least one person was killed and around 10 injured last Friday in the latest violence in Rakhine state, the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said. Conflict between local Buddhist and Muslim communities in the state last year left some 200 dead and 140,000 homeless. “UNHCR is reiterating its call for peaceful dialogue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1296428/un-calls-talks-after-clash-unrest-hit-myanmar-region
  10. Influx of asylum seekers prompts tighter visa rules

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... tightened the visa policy after finding claimants were abusing the refugee or torture claimant application procedures. Last month, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) received 200 applications for refugee status from asylum seekers, compared to a monthly average of 30-50 in 2004 and 2005. 'Now there is an average of 160 new arrivals per month [this year],' a UNHCR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556557/influx-asylum-seekers-prompts-tighter-visa-rules

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