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Refugees march to protest limited assistance, rental assistance policy

Nov 23rd, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection, Welfare | Comment

HKFP RU

La familia que ocultó a Edward Snowden: “El hombre más buscado del mundo está en mi casa”

Nov 21st, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community | Comment

Vanessa. Story
Vanessa

video appeal to help Hong Kong asylum seekers

Oct 27th, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection | Comment

SCMP 27th Oct 2016 Actor calls for Refugees help

Lawyers Fundraising Appeal for Refugees Who Sheltered Snowden

Oct 14th, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection | Comment

Appealing for Funds

As over 10,000 refugees in Hong Kong strugggle, their children face even a bleaker future

Oct 5th, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community, Rejection | Comment

Migrant Families

A lost tribe in the city: health status and needs of African asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong

Oct 5th, 2016 | Advocacy, Detention, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection | Comment

 

 

Pakistani Observa, Hundreds of Pakistan Refugees to be Deported
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Beyond the Lens of Innocence: The Lives of Refugees in Hong Kong

Aug 25th, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection | Comment

Beyond the Lens of Innocence
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Hong Kong Needs a Change of Heart towards Refugees

Aug 22nd, 2016 | Advocacy, Government, Personal Experiences, Racism, Refugee Community, Rejection | Comment

SCMP 21st Aug 2016, Change Your hearts towards Refugees
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Refugee Union Presentation to The University Of Hong Kong

Mar 29th, 2016 | Advocacy, Personal Experiences, Refugee Community | Comment

Appreciation on behalf of Refugees in Hong Kong, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to Hong Kong Government for the protection and support given to individuals from the time of arrival and up to the moment. Though in some areas the government need to improve in that to meet daily life basic needs.

Due to gender issues, I would like to start with increasing of criminals in Hong Kong by a categorized group as refugees , this is being caused  by people trying to find a way of self-sustenance on basic needs e.g. ;  some guys sell drugs  and being used  by some of local people to carry on this business .

The question is where do refugees get drugs when they cannot go out of HK?

Women are being used by boyfriends to expand on this business in selling drugs.

Then at the end police catch and jail them.

The number of refugees in Hong Kong has increased considerably, this because the screening system [USM] has failed to identify and separate between the genuine refugees and the fake ones. Hong Kong being a signatory to the UN Torture Convention that it ratified in 1992, however it does not resettle refugees in its territory.

Refugee Union strives to unify all refugees in Hong Kong despite their differences in race, nationality and religion to achieve a harmonious society of just men and women.

Reasons Why Refugees Come to Hong Kong.

Running away from Wars

Political persecution

Religious persecution

Threats of Torture / Torture

 

Challenges Faced by Refugees in Hong Kong

Lack of Education Opportunities

Inadequate rental assistance from the Government.

Inadequate Utilities assistance.

Lack of enough Food to eat.

Lack of quality Medical care.

Slow Screening of Claims without defined time frame.

Lack of enough transport allowance.

Continuous interviews which has a toll in our lives, this causes stress.

Long wait for those accepted before resettlement.

Discrimination- lack of inclusiveness in the society

 

Limitations of Refugees in Hong Kong

Lack of legal status. They have immigration papers not ID

Children are not given ID in Hong Kong

Children when complete high class not allowed to go for further education

No, trained in any skill, no profession, guidance in career, cannot join any institution as they lack financial muscle.

Difficult to open bank accounts.

Suggestions

Allow refugees to work

Issue ID cards to refugees

Stop Discrimination

Stop Government propaganda saying that all refugees are criminals, drug dealers

Integrate refugees in the society.

RU Women Group

 

Scrap The Two Week Rule For Domestic Helpers, Government Urged

Mar 10th, 2016 | Advocacy, Government, Personal Experiences | Comment

Scrap The Two Week Rule For Domestic Hel;pers
Barrister Connelly

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