Refugees

Kaze Ndassi in his Lantau Island studio
Profiles

Art of Defiance: 6 refugees find purpose and passion

Having fled political instability and, in some cases, violence, these six Hong Kong-based asylum seekers and refugees share one thing in common: they are survivors.

1 Dec, 2019

Refugee struggling
Photo Essays

Utopia: A day in the life of a Hong Kong asylum seeker

From the Greek ou (not) and topos (place), utopia literally means 'non-place'. Through this lens, Hong Kong is a utopia, a 'non-place' for asylum seekers. Home, too, is remote, indefinite – a ...

1 Dec, 2019

Interviews

Local Voices: Discussing the plight of Asylum Seekers

We ask activists and refugees, students, journalists, professors, and lawmakers about issues facing asylum seekers in Hong Kong and Macao.

1 Dec, 2019

The Road To Mosul
Interviews

Her Voice: Photojournalist Nicole Tung on why she covers conflict zones

Photojournalist Nicole Tung shares her experience reporting in the world’s most dangerous conflict zones.

1 Dec, 2019

Onia Merina, a Malagasy woman who escaped a human trafficking ring in Fuzhou, China
Long Reads

Breaking the Chains: Malagasy trafficking victims seek refuge in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, victims of labour and sex trafficking are among the most vulnerable types of asylum seekers.

1 Dec, 2019

A family from Togo finds themselves stranded in Hong Kong
Long Reads

Lost Generation: The children of asylum seekers face an avalanche of challenges

Children in Hong Kong’s asylum-seeking community face numerous obstacles when it comes to education and psychological support, leading to a lack of purpose, stability and identity.

1 Dec, 2019

Refugees waiting to be transferred to one of Macao's camps
Long Reads

A Safe Haven: What humane resettlement could look like

When thousands fled the war in Vietnam four decades ago, Macao’s refugee camps proved that resettlement can be humane.

1 Dec, 2019

Gloria Garcia, a sex trafficking survivor from Concepcion, Philippines
Long Reads

Canary in the Coalmine: Climate crises and trafficking are more connected than one might think

As widespread environmental catastrophe looms larger, climate-driven migration crises are becoming a stark reality

1 Dec, 2019

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Long Reads

The Other 1 Per Cent: Hong Kong rarely approves protection claims to resettle refugees

Hong Kong approves less than one per cent of asylum claims, making it one of the most challenging places to seek protection in the developed world.

1 Dec, 2019

Ng Fung-sheung, founder of the Hong Kong Society for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Long Reads

Trial By Media: How some Chinese media have stoked racism

Some Chinese-language newspapers in Hong Kong have published biased reports about ethnic minorities for years. But the tides may be turning.

1 Dec, 2019

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