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Monthly Meeting at Refugee Union

Jan 12th, 2018 | Advocacy | Comment

The January monthly meeting of members and visitors at Refugee Union
The January monthly meeting at Refugee Union

On 8 January, Refugee Union (RU) held its first monthly meeting of 2018. Though the weather was quite cold, members and visitors showed up in force. RU members discussed ongoing issues and concerns. One of the most pressing issues for refugees continues to be legal battles for recognition of refugee status here in Hong Kong, and fear of deportation back to dangerous situations in home countries. Such legal battles cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for refugees and their families here. Parents especially worry about the future of their children, and how to raise healthy and happy children here in Hong Kong in the midst of this stress and uncertainty.

Other issues discussed included raising awareness about the recent apartment rent increases. While rent has gone up, housing allowances for refugees have not. Since refugees are prohibited from working in Hong Kong, they are particularly affected by the high living expenses here.

Lastly, members discussed how to continue funding for ongoing and new programming here at Refugee Union. Cash donations will go a long way in order to provide for language classes, kids’ classes, playgroup, and more. Refugees have skills to share and develop with the greater Hong Kong community. Invest in refugees in Hong Kong. For more information, please email info@refugeeunion.org.

The Holidays at Refugee Union

Dec 22nd, 2017 | Advocacy | Comment

The Community at Refugee Union has been celebrating the holidays this December in a variety of ways. On the 9th of December, students at the West Harbor School organized a Christmas party for RU families. The event was a great success, and with activities like face-painting, gift exchanges, and arts and crafts, plus a visit from Santa, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

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Santa, families, and students at the West Island School Christmas Party

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Families and students enjoying some pizza at the West Island School party!

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Students and families making arts and crafts at the West Island School Christmas Party

 

On the 16th of December, RU members, volunteers, donors, and friends came together at the Refugee Union office to celebrate the holiday season. There was lots of delicious food and fellowship to be had. Many many thanks to our donors who sponsored this event.

Thank you so much to all of our supporters this holiday season! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

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Enjoying some excellent dishes at the Refugee Union Christmas Party

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Members enjoying some great food at the RU Christmas Party

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A great bounty at the Refugee Union Christmas Party. Thank you donors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drink for Justice on 23 August 2017

Aug 10th, 2017 | Advocacy, Refugee Community, RU updates, programs, events | Comment

Drink For Justice - 23Aug2017

 

Dear friends, well-wishers, donors, supporters, passionate and good hearted people,

Refugee Union cordially invites you to join us: 

DRINK FOR JUSTICE ” on Wednesday 23 / 08 / 2017,  from 7:30 pm — 9: 30 pm.
Early bird 200 HK.
Door price : 250 HK.

Venue : At Cafe 8 // Roof level .
Hong Kong Maritime Museum Central Ferry Pier No . 8.

ALL WELCOME.

THANK YOU!

Please spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues :-)

LUSH supports the Refugee Union

Aug 9th, 2017 | Advocacy, Media, Refugee Community | Comment

Lush charity pot for RU - 9Aug2017

The ‘Heartbreaking’ Plight of Undocumented Children in Hong Kong

Apr 19th, 2017 | Advocacy, Government, Immigration, Legal, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community, Welfare | Comment

Hong Kong Undocumented Children

Denying Refugees Right to Work is Catastrophic

Apr 12th, 2017 | Advocacy, Crime, Detention, Government, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection, Welfare | Comment

Denying Right to Work to refugees Catastrophic

 

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Support the Refugee Union on Patreon.com

Apr 7th, 2017 | Advocacy, Immigration, Refugee Community, Rejection, RU updates, programs, events, Welfare | Comment

Support RU on Patreon

Refugee entrepreneurs bring million-dollar boost to Australia’s economy

Apr 7th, 2017 | Advocacy, Immigration, Legal, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Welfare | Comment

Refugees in Australia brings benefits
Australian Refugees brings Real Benefits

Why refugee education is a problem – and six solutions

Apr 5th, 2017 | Advocacy, Education, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Welfare | Comment

Why Refugee Education is a big Problem
Refugee Education Problem

How one refugee is helping to reduce food waste and hunger

Apr 3rd, 2017 | Advocacy, Food, Government, Immigration, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community, Welfare | Comment

Refugee Helps Others in Australia

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