One of the refugees told me that the condition of some of the places provide for them to live in are filthy, that some of the huts that they are living in were built illegally, that the ISS forged his signature, that the benefits that they actually receive are only fractions of what the government is giving them. He complained that the police refuse to take his case when he tried to make a report of these “crimes”. He has been in Hong Kong for 6 years. He said he speaks Arabic and is knowledgeable about information technology. He can work as a teacher or translator. But he is not allowed to work. He said they trust no organisation other than the newly formed “Refugee Union”.
have no way to verify these complaints but it is clear that they are very upset about how they are treated. I heard that there are at least 5,000 of them in Hong Kong. Many of them have been here for many years. Many children have been born here and know no other home. For a prosperous place such as Hong Kong, this is really a shame.