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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Two ways for Edward Snowden to get legal protection

Edward Snowden strongly supports the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees system, he told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday, although he refused to say whether he plans to apply for refugee status in Hong Kong.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 6:28am 1 comment

Refugees left with HK$300 a month after subsidy cut

The lives of refugees residing in Hong Kong have been thrown into further turmoil after the UN abruptly slashed the monthly allowance they receive to HK$300 - an 80 per cent cut.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK must do more to protect the vulnerable

Hong Kong is eager to portray itself as a forward-looking city with a global outlook. It certainly has such a reputation when it comes to financial and business matters, but falters in international eyes where the world's most vulnerable people are concerned.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

UN agency depriving asylum seekers of their rights, group claims

Asylum seekers applying for refuge in Hong Kong have been deprived of their right to have their status certified because of maladministration at the local United Nations office in charge of refugees, a human rights group claimed yesterday.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Seeking refuge

The number of asylum seekers entering Hong Kong has more than trebled to 160 a month, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. What should the authorities do to handle the situation? Write to us

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

legal action mulled to free asylum seekers

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

UN accused of depriving refugees of their rights

Human rights group says agency mishandles asylum claims, denying many a fair hearing

People seeking asylum in Hong Kong have been deprived of their right to have claims fairly assessed because of maladministration at the UN office in charge of refugees, it was claimed yesterday.

10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Hope for refugees

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 circumstances, this year's theme is 'hope'.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

kevin sinclair's hong kong

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has deftly trapped Hong Kong in an impossible moral position. By blandly claiming it can no longer pay to carry out its responsibilities, the commission ensnares us as reluctant host of people seeking sanctuary from brutal and murderous regimes.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Who should pay?

The United Nations' refugee agency, the UNHCR, will stop funding asylum-seekers in Hong Kong from May, because of worldwide cuts in funding. Is it up to Hong Kong to pay the bill? Share your views. Write to us.

16 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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