Colourful resumes of boat people, complete with family photos, are being produced in a last-ditch attempt to persuade countries to accept them. Brochures where work skills accompany tales of persecution have been designed to 'put a face behind another 'stateless' statistic, and tell the lives behind the names', human rights groups said yesterday. There are 150 ethnic Chinese Vietnamese families, refused refugee status but whom Vietnam has refused to accept back, living in an open camp. They have been in detention for years and are stateless, the coalition of 10 non-governmental organisations said. Refugee Concern lawyer Richard McLeod, who is heading the campaign, said the families had relatives willing to sponsor them overseas. Consulates, governments, parliamentarians and major non-government organisations worldwide will be sent the resumes detailing each family's history. They will be accompanied by letters of support from the 10 human rights groups behind the campaign. The United States is being asked to take 65 families, Canada and Australia between 20 and 30 each, and others such as Britain, France and Sweden are asked to receive the remaining handful. The stateless include San Menh Phi, 26, who sought asylum in Hong Kong after hiding when called to serve in Cambodia with the Vietnamese Army in 1989. Authorities interrogated his father who returned home so severely beaten that he died of his injuries a week later. 'The Hong Kong Government says Vietnam has changed since then but I don't believe that. I saw what they did to my father,' Mr San said yesterday. The construction worker and linguist hopes to move to Australia with his 22-year-old wife Huynh Vinh Kien. Government Refugee Co-ordinator Sally Wong Pik-yee will meet Vietnamese officials this month to discuss the boat people which China had demanded be repatriated before the handover. The families refused refugee status by the Government yet denied re-entry by Vietnam represent the last of their kind, Mr McLeod said. The 21 Vietnamese whose eight-metre boat landed off Lantau on Saturday began their onward journey to Japan last night, escorted by police.