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April Roundup

May 12th, 2024 | Monthly Roundup | Comment

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly update! As usual, this month we have been working tirelessly to better the living conditions of refugees in Hong Kong.

About Us

Founded in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong, the Refugee Union has been dedicated to safeguarding refugee rights and improving their well-being and prospects.

Activities at a Glance

On 2 April, a group of students from Hong Kong Shue Yan University organised a paper folding class for both adults and children in our community. Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon.

On 6 April, students from the Canadian International School of Hong Kong visited and taught children how to cook Hong Kong cart noodles. It was an innovative idea that all the children thoroughly enjoyed.

On 9 April, students from Hong Kong Shue Yan University organised a Cantonese class for our adult members. They covered essential communication skills needed for interacting with landlords when renting a flat and with drivers when using public transport. We are grateful for this useful information.

On 11 and 25 April, students from the Chinese International School organised outdoor sports games for our children. The children had a great time!

On 12 April, two students from Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong interviewed some of our members to gain insights into the situation of refugees in Hong Kong.

On 13 April, Maria Kim from Discovery Bay International School organised a drawing class for children. She taught them how to draw portraits in a cartoon style. Thank you!

This month, we received a wide range of useful item donations. We would like to express our gratitude to those who have lent a helping hand. Your support means a lot to us. We ensure all items received are distributed to refugees.

Get Involved

Stay tuned for our activities and learn how to get involved by visiting our website and following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For questions or support, please email us at info@refugeeunion.org or drop by our centre from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

Your support is invaluable and we are excited about what we can achieve together to make a difference.

March Roundup

Apr 4th, 2024 | Monthly Roundup | Comment

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly update! As usual, this month we have been working tirelessly to better the living conditions of refugees in Hong Kong.

About Us

Founded in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong, the Refugee Union has been dedicated to safeguarding refugee rights and improving their well-being and prospects.

This Month’s Highlights

Programmes: Our ongoing educational and skill-building initiatives have provided support to our members and improved their well-being.

Our adult members learned a lot from the useful language class.

Our kids enjoyed the outdoor activities arranged by passionate volunteers.

Community Support: We are grateful for the generosity shown by the local community. A big thank you to all donors, volunteers, and supporters of our mission.

Big donations of items from generous donors!

Farewell Message: Our chairperson, Adella, has departed from Hong Kong. We thank her for her long service to our community.

Thank you Adella, good luck!

Get Involved

Stay tuned for our activities and learn how to get involved by visiting our website and following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For questions or support, please email us at info@refugeeunion.org or drop by our centre from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

Your support is invaluable and we are excited about what we can achieve together to make a difference.

February Roundup

Mar 28th, 2024 | Monthly Roundup | Comment

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly update! This month, we have worked tirelessly to improve the welfare of refugees in Hong Kong.

About Us

Founded in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong, the Refugee Union aims to safeguard refugee rights and enhance their well-being and prospects.

This Month’s Highlights

Festive Season: Happy Lunar New Year! We wish you a prosperous and joyous year. We have reflected on our journey and are setting optimistic goals for the year ahead.

Programmes: Our ongoing educational and skill-building initiatives have provided support to our members and improved their well-being.

Community Support: We are grateful for the generosity shown by the local community. A huge thank you to all donors, volunteers, and supporters of our mission.

Get Involved

Stay tuned for our activities and learn how to get involved by visiting our website and following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

For questions or support, please email us at info@refugeeunion.org or drop by our centre from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

Your support is invaluable and we are excited about what we can achieve together to make a difference.

Spotlight on asylum-seekers in Hong Kong

Mar 15th, 2024 | Advocacy | Comment

January Roundup

Feb 13th, 2024 | Monthly Roundup | Comment

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly roundup!  We would like to extend our warmest wishes to you for 2024. May this year bring you health, happiness, and success.

We are excited to share our latest updates and developments as we continue advocating for the rights and well-being of refugees in Hong Kong. This edition highlights key events from the past month, including our advocacy work, community outreach, and fundraising efforts. We hope this roundup offers a comprehensive overview of our work and inspires you to join our mission to create a more just and equitable society for all.

About Us

The Refugee Union is a community-based organisation, established in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights of refugees through advocacy, education, and community building. We work to empower refugees to become self-sufficient and active participants in their communities, while also advocating for policy changes that support their rights and well-being. Our organisation is run by refugees, for refugees, and we are dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society for all.

Activities at a Glance

On 5 January, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our dedicated Cantonese teachers for guiding us through the town, providing us fun experiences and learning opportunities.

On 12 January, we welcomed five students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, who joined us to gain insight into the experiences of refugees in Hong Kong.

On 13 January, heartfelt appreciation is due to kind-hearted volunteer Maria for organizing a children’s art class which was greatly enjoyed by the children who visited that afternoon – what a surprise!

On 15 January, we extend our gratitude to the volunteers at Youth Global Network for setting up an engaging sewing class and for their generous donation of a new sewing machine, which will be highly beneficial for our ladies to repair and alter clothes at home.

On 16 January, a big thank you goes to Grassroots Future for organising a meditation class in the park. We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxation, coupled with the warm sunshine and the joy of being surrounded by nature.

On 27 January, volunteers from the YMCA Hotel Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, offered several families a delightful day out. We all enjoyed the trip.

Giving is a Blessing

This month, we received a wide range of useful item donations. We would like to express our gratitude to those who have lent a helping hand. Your support means a lot to us, and we ensure all items received are distributed to refugees.

Please continue to support our centre and stay tuned to our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for updated information. You are also welcome to contact us by email at info@refugeeunion.org or visit our centre during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm).

December Roundup

Dec 28th, 2023 | Advocacy | Comment

Season’s Greetings from Refugee Union!

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly roundup! We are excited to share our latest updates and developments as we continue advocating for the rights and well-being of refugees in Hong Kong. This edition highlights key events from the past month, including our advocacy work, community outreach, and fundraising efforts. We hope this roundup offers a comprehensive overview of our work and inspires you to join our mission to create a more just and equitable society for all.

About Us

The Refugee Union is a community-based organisation, established in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights of refugees through advocacy, education, and community building. We work to empower refugees to become self-sufficient and active participants in their communities, while also advocating for policy changes that support their rights and well-being. Our organisation is run by refugees, for refugees, and we are dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society for all.

Activities at a Glance

On 2 December, we extended our heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Central & Stanley Wellness who graciously opened their doors to our members for much-needed chiropractic care.

On 5 December, we were honoured to welcome our friends from St John’s Cathedral. They visited us to share prayers for our members’ health and happiness during this festive season. We are also grateful for their generous donations.

On 7 December, we were thrilled to welcome students from Chinese International School who accompanied our children for joyous outdoor activities at Victoria Park.

On 16 December, we expressed our gratitude to the dedicated student, Maria, from Discovery Bay International School for arranging creative art classes for our children.

Giving is a Blessing

In the spirit of Christmas giving, we received a wide range of useful item donations this month. Our heartfelt thanks go out to those who have extended a helping hand. Your support is invaluable to us, and we ensure all items received are thoughtfully distributed to refugees in need.

Please continue to support our centre and stay connected. Keep an eye on our website and follow us on our social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for the latest information. You are also welcome to contact us by email at info@refugeeunion.org or visit our centre during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am to 6 pm).

Wishing you all the warmth and joy of the season, and we look forward to your continued support in the New Year!

November Roundup

Nov 29th, 2023 | Monthly Roundup | Comment

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly roundup! We’re excited to share our latest updates and developments as we continue advocating for the rights and well-being of refugees in Hong Kong. This edition highlights key events from the past month, including our advocacy work, community outreach, and fundraising efforts. We hope this roundup offers a comprehensive overview of our work and inspires you to join our mission to create a more just and equitable society for all.

About Us

The Refugee Union is a community-based organisation, established in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights of refugees through advocacy, education, and community building. We work to empower refugees to become self-sufficient and active participants in their communities, while also advocating for policy changes that support their rights and well-being. Our organisation is run by refugees, for refugees, and we are dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society for all.

Activities at a Glance

On 3 November, we were honoured to host Professors Dongdong, Gary, and Elena from the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We were thrilled to learn that they are planning health services for our refugee community.

From 6 November and throughout the following week, we were delighted to host a group of students from Hong Kong True Light College, who wished to learn more about the lived experiences of refugees in Hong Kong.

In the week commencing 7 November, we were grateful to Team Minisport HK for organising outdoor events for our children. We all had an amazing time.

On 11 November, we were honoured to be invited by Fairchild Kindergarten to spend the morning at their campus in Sai Ying Pun. It was a great opportunity for the toddlers and children from our families to experience something new and inspiring.

On 13, 14, and 15 November, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to a group of students from Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School. They organised inspirational arts and crafts sessions for our children at our centre.

We would also like to extend our gratitude to our dedicated volunteers who taught our members Cantonese.

Giving is a Blessing

This month, we received a wide range of useful item donations. We would like to express our gratitude to those who have lent a helping hand. Your support means a lot to us, and we ensure all items received are distributed to refugees.

Please continue to support our centre and stay tuned to our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for updated information. You are also welcome to contact us by email at info@refugeeunion.org or visit our centre during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm).



October Roundup

Oct 29th, 2023 | Monthly Roundup | Comment

Welcome to the Refugee Union’s monthly roundup! We’re excited to share our latest updates and developments as we continue advocating for the rights and well-being of refugees in Hong Kong. This edition highlights key events from the past month, including our advocacy work, community outreach, and fundraising efforts. We hope this roundup offers a comprehensive overview of our work and inspires you to join our mission to create a more just and equitable society for all.

About Us

The Refugee Union is a community-based organisation, established in 2014 by refugees in Hong Kong. Our mission is to promote and protect the rights of refugees through advocacy, education, and community building. We work to empower refugees to become self-sufficient and active participants in their communities, while also advocating for policy changes that support their rights and well-being. Our organisation is run by refugees, for refugees, and we are dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society for all.

Activities at a Glance

On 7 October, we were thankful for the wonderful volunteers from the Chinese YMCA Hong Kong (CUHK Chung Chi) who organised a lantern-making class for our children. All the children had a great time.

On 16 October, we were honoured to be invited by Kering Hong Kong to share the lived experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in Hong Kong. We appreciate your interest in and care for our community.

On 28 October, we were thrilled to have students from the German Swiss International School Hong Kong organise a series of creative programmes for the children. We were also grateful to them for covering our transport expenses.

On 29 October, we extend our heartfelt thanks to Kingston and friends for arranging an unforgettable Halloween event in Sheung Wan to benefit refugee families. Our children have never had so much fun or seen so much candy before.

We also would like to express our gratitude to Grassroots Future for their consistent support and for organising gatherings for refugee women. Many families rely on the services we are able to provide with your help.

Giving is a Blessing

This month, we received a wide range of useful item donations. We would like to express our gratitude to those who have lent a helping hand. Your support means a lot to us, and we ensure all items received are distributed to refugees.

Please continue to support our centre and stay tuned to our website and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for updated information. You are also welcome to contact us by email at info@refugeeunion.org or visit our centre during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm).

Trick or Treat

Oct 25th, 2023 | Advocacy | Comment

Hi Trick or Treaters! Exiting stuff! One more weekend till our Hollywood Halloween!🎃 👻

The Trick or Treating map will be available for pick up from tomorrow onwards (21st of October) at anytime of the day or the week at Unit 1905, 135 Bonham Strand. For us to ensure there is enough maps for all, please try and pick it up as soon as you can before the actual day of the event. Please only take *1 map per kid* and don’t forget to donate $50 if you haven’t already! 

The Refugee Union is still accepting Halloween costumes donations for adults and kids today and tomorrow only, in their Sheung wan office 2F, 315 Queens Road C. For other detailed information, please check out the Group’s description.

Our heartfelt THANKS to each and every supporter who contributed to the fun (and funding) of this extraordinary event!!! Please keep spreading the word about the Refugee Union to friends and on social media as it Is the best way to raise awareness and assist refugees living in the community.

Drink For Justice event on 19 October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023 | Advocacy | Comment

We are honored to invite our friends, donors and supporters to “SWAP TALES AND COCKTAILS” – a casual gathering and fundraiser held at 6pm on 19 October 2023 at BELLA LEE, 37 Peel Street, Central.

This event is organized by our long-time friends at DRINK FOR JUSTICE (drinkforjustice.org) for the benefit of the families supported by the Refugee Union. The venue will donate 25% of the total evening revenue and is supported by the Italian shaker and stirrer bartender extraordinaire Michele Venturini.

Please support and spread the word with friends and on social media. See you there! 😊

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