Poules Zaki, 41, is one of a tiny minority of asylum seekers in Hong Kong to succeed in achieving refugee status. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Poules Zaki, 41, is one of a tiny minority of asylum seekers in Hong Kong to succeed in achieving refugee status. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

‘At the bottom of priority list’: asylum seekers in Hong Kong wait up to 20 years for host countries to take them, despite clearing local checks

  • Those who succeed in refugee claims face uncertainty as they are not a priority for resettlement
  • Only 269 out of 22,696 asylum seekers have proved their claims for refugee status since 2014

Poules Zaki, 41, is one of a tiny minority of asylum seekers in Hong Kong to succeed in achieving refugee status. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Poules Zaki, 41, is one of a tiny minority of asylum seekers in Hong Kong to succeed in achieving refugee status. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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