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.
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 email@example.com or visit our centre during office hours (Mondays to Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm).