Refugee Camp

Fire at Thai refugee camp on Myanmar border leaves 30 dead

Thirty people were killed and about 200 injured yesterday when a fire broke out in a camp in northern Thailand housing refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, Thai officials said. Many of the victims were believed to be women and children.

Saturday, 23 March, 2013, 2:37am

Number of Syrian refugees reaches one million

Syrian refugees collect aid and rations at Al Zaatri refugee camp in Mafraq. Photo: Reuters

The number of Syrians who have fled their country since a deadly civil conflict erupted two years ago has hit one million, the UN’s refugee agency said Wednesday.

7 Mar 2013 - 1:37am

Abbas, Hamas slam Syrian refugee camp attack

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has appealed for a halt to firing on Palestinian refugee camps in Syria, after air strikes on Yarmuk camp in Damascus killed at least eight civilians.

The Islamist Hamas movement, whose leadership-in-exile was based in Damascus until a recent falling-out with Syrian authorities, condemned the attacks, calling them a crime.

18 Dec 2012 - 4:08am

Couple recognised for refugee work

As the Australia Day 2012 Honours List is announced in Canberra today, two Hong Kong-based awardees will be on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, helping executives see how it feels to step into the shoes of a refugee.

26 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The ghosts of Pillar Point refugee camp

Hong Kong: it's your town, use it

10 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Last Vietnamese leave Pillar Point

The last 14 Vietnamese inmates moved out of Pillar Point refugee camp yesterday, three weeks after its official closure.

A family of four were the last to leave at around 4pm after they were promised temporary accommodation elsewhere. Officials cut water and electricity supplies on Monday afternoon when there were still more than 10 inmates at the Tuen Mun centre.

22 Jun 2000 - 12:00am