Melanie Cheng joined Justice Centre 8 months ago as our Welfare Advice Volunteer and now, she is embarking on a new journey with our pilot Counselling Programme with trauma specialist and Registered Psychologist, Dina Chamberlain. Read more about her experience with us and her observations of Hong Kong's protection landscape as a former Family & Child Protection lawyer in London.
Below one percent – this is the success rate of asylum applications in Hong Kong. In other developed regions, the success rate stands at 30-40%. Asylum seekers in Hong Kong often have to wait for years, even a decade, only to have their claims rejected.
Hong Kong has a rich refugee history, from those who fled here during the Chinese Civil War or Cultural Revolution, to the Vietnamese “boat people” fleeing the aftermath of the Vietnam War, to people currently seeking protection in our city.
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