On Christmas day, we are delighted to learn that two of our refugee clients from the Horn of Africa will receive protection in Canada. After spending almost a decade in Hong Kong, they have finally secured the path to a new life.
The Horn of Africa is a peninsula on the east coast of Africa, where tens of thousands have been displaced from their homes by conflicts and other protection challenges introduced by a list of factors, including religion and political persecution .
After nearly a decade of uncertainty and waiting, our clients received the good news from the Canadian authorities earlier this year, although flights have been delayed due to the coronavirus situation.
This result was made possible with the powerful collaboration between Justice Centre Hong Kong and RUN Hong Kong, as both of our organisations assisted them with their access to not only legal protection, but also rehabilitation and available support networks in Canada while in Hong Kong.
Stories like this are a genuine testament to just how life-changing the collaboration between Justice Centre Hong Kong and other members of civil society is for our clients. Although only a handful of refugees in Hong Kong were able to be resettled in the last few years, Justice Centre stays committed to ensuring clients’ access to available protection while helping them secure needed social welfare assistance.