Chinese refugees in Hong Kong
1167 (XII)

General Assembly Resolutions, 26 November 1957


1167. Chinese refugees in Hong Kong

The General Assembly,

Having considered the problem of the Chinese refugees in Hong Kong, in accordance with the resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the United Nations Refugee Fund at its fourth session,1

Acknowledging the heavy burden placed upon the Government of Hong Kong in dealing with this problem, and the efforts made to alleviate it,

Recognizing however that the problem is such as to be of concern to the international community,

Taking into account the need for emergency and long-term assistance,

1. Appeals to States Members of the United Nations and members of the specialized agencies and to non-governmental organizations to give all possible assistance with a view to alleviating the distress of the Chinese refugees in Hong Kong;

2. Authorizes the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to use his good offices to encourage arrangements for contributions.

723rd plenary meeting,
26 November 1957.

1 Ibid., Twelfth Session, Supplement No. 11 (A/3585/Rev.1), annex I, para. 107.




UNHCR Tents Reaching Earthquake Survivors in China

The UN refugee agency has provided 11,000 urgently needed tents to China to help with emergency shelter for some of the 5 million people left homeless after the devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan province on May 12, 2008.

The tents, which were manufactured in China for UNHCR, have been transported to the quake zone. The first 2,000 tents were airlifted to the zone and arrived in Chengdu on May 25 and the remaining 9,000 arrived not long after. These tents can provide shelter for 55,000 people. They have been distributed in the cities of Aba, Deyang and Guangyuan, close to the epicentre of the quake.

Posted on 4 June 2008

UNHCR Tents Reaching Earthquake Survivors in China

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UNHCR donates tents for China's earthquake victims

The May 12 earthquake in China's Sichuan province caused widespread destruction and death. UNHCR is responding by donating thousands of tents to help give displaced families some shelter while they rebuild their homes.