Refugees in Hong Kong

Conditions at sites run by ISS have been described by a rights group as "degrading". Photo: Felix Wong

Asylum seekers 'forced to live in pigeon farm'

Asylum seekers living in what they liken to a "shanty town'' say they were given a take-it-or-live-on-the-street offer by International Social Service Hong Kong (ISS-HK), which received HK$203 million from the government last year to help house, feed and aid Hong Kong's growing population of dispossessed.