Refugee slums

Refugee slums in hong kong


Since 2006 refugees have been finding homes in isolated rural areas across the New Territories. Refugees are provided insufficient government assistance to rent legal housing, and are often handed lists of purported slum landlords in their hour of need. This questionable practice proactively leads refugees to settle in and develop distant ghettos where they are callously exploited with the complicit silence, if not collaboration, of caseworkers contracted to deliver welfare.

Vision First condemns such a practice that plausibly reaches the threshold of apartheid with the aim to segregate an undesirable social minority beyond public view. In this respect, we are extremely concerned about the knowledge, indifference and participation of Hong Kong Government in the apparent slumification of refugee livelihoods.

These long-term refugee slums deny refugees the most basic necessities, exposing them to safety and health hazards that challenge Hong Kong's established rule of law. We can only assume that the recent crackdown by the Lands Department on the proliferation of such slums is an initial step towards rectifying a problem of public interest and a great social injustice.



Slum reports and dates


NUMBER AND LOCATION

NAME

DATE

STATUS

1. Ping Che 1

8 May 2013

Open

2. Ping Che 2

14 May 2013

Open

3. Ping Che 3

17 Jun 2013

Closed

4. Ping Che 4

16 Jul 2013

Open

5. Ping Che 5

2 Sep 2013

Open

6. Ping Che 6

13 Oct 2013

Closed

7. Hung Shui Kiu 1

3 Aug 2013

Closed

8. Sheung Shui 1

2 Sep 2013

Open

9. Kam Tin 1

28 Aug 2013

Open

10. Nai Wai 1

4 Aug 2013

Open

11. Pat Heung 1

22 Nov 2013

Open

12. Nai Wai 2

4 Sep 2013

Open

13. Nai Wai 3

6 Dec 2013

Open

14. Nai Wai 4

5 Dec 2013

Open

15. Nai Wai 5

7 Dec 2013

Open

16. Yuen Long 1

9 Dec 2013

Open

17. Yuen Long 2

22 Nov 2013

Closed

18. Pat Heung 2

20 Nov 2013

Open

19. Yuen Long 3

11 Sep 2013

Closed

20. Yuen Long 4

24 Nov 2013

Closed

21. Kam Tin 2

12 Sep 2013

Open

22. Pat Heung 3

22 Nov 2013

Open

23. Sheung Shui 2

19 Sep 2013

Open

24. Yuen Long 5

24 Sep 2013

Closed

25. Yuen Long 6

26 Sep 2013

Open

26. Yuen Long 7

28 Sep 2013

Open

27. Chung Uk Tsuen 1

2 Oct 2013

Open

28. Chung Uk Tsuen 2

4 Oct 2013

Open

29. Lam Tei 1

8 Nov 2013

Open

30. Chung Uk Tsuen 3

9 Oct 2013

Open

31. Pak Sha Tsuen 1

30 Nov 2013

Open

32. Yuen Long 8

10 Oct 2013

Open

33. Hung Shui Kiu 2

3 Aug 2013

Open

34. Chung Uk Tsuen 4

15 Oct 2013

Open

35. Nai Wai 6

6 Dec 2013

Open

36. Nai Wai 7

10 Dec 2013

Open

37. Yuen Long 9

18 Oct 2013

Open

38. Lam Tei 2

8 Nov 2013

Open

39. Pak Sha Tsuen 9

30 Nov 2013

Closed

40. Lam Tei 3

27 Nov 2013

Open

41. Sam Tin 1

25 Oct 2013

Open

42. Nai Wai 8

28 Oct 2013

Open

43. Lam Tei 4

30 Oct 2013

Open

44. Nai Wai 9

30 Oct 2013

Open

45. Kam Tin 3

31 Oct 2013

Open

46. Nai Wai 10

6 Nov 2013

Open

47. Chung Uk Tsuen 5

8 Nov 2013

Open

48. Hung Shui Kiu 3

10 Nov 2013

Open

49. Hung Shui Kiu 4

12 Nov 2013

Open

50. Hung Shui Kiu 5

14 Nov 2013

Open

51. Pat Heung 3

31 Oct 2013

Open

52. Chung Uk Tsuen 6

16 Nov 2013

Closed

53. Pat Heung 4

20 Nov 2013

Open

54. Hung Shui Kiu 6

27 Nov 2013

Closed

55. Hung Shui Kiu 7

29 Nov 2013

Open

56. Yuen Long 10

30 Nov 2013

Open

57. To Kwa Wan 1

3 Dec 2013

Open

58. Yuen Long 11

5 Dec 2013

Open

59. Lam Tei 5

6 Dec 2013

Open

60. Yuen Long 12

8 Dec 2013

Closed

61. Chung Uk Tsuen 7

11 Dec 2013

Open

62. Lam Tei 6

14 Dec 2013

Open

63. Lam Tei 7

14 Dec 2013

Open

64. Lam Tei 8

6 Dec 2013

Open

65. Kam Tin 4

12 Jun 2014

Open

66. Lam Tei 9

21 Jun 2014

Open

67. Hung Shui Kiu 8

20 Nov 2014

Open

68. Hung Shui Kiu 9

24 Nov 2014

Open

69. Hung Shui Kiu 10

26 Nov 2014

Open

Slum reports and dates


NUMBER AND LOCATION:
1. Ping Che 1

DATE: 8 May 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
2. Ping Che 2

DATE: 14 May 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
3. Ping Che 3

DATE: 17 Jun 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
4. Ping Che 4

DATE: 16 Jul 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
5. Ping Che 5

DATE: 2 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
6. Ping Che 6

DATE: 13 Oct 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
7. Hung Shui Kiu 1

DATE: 3 Aug 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
8. Sheung Shui 1

DATE: 2 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
9. Kam Tin 1

DATE: 28 Aug 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
10. Nai Wai 1

DATE: 4 Aug 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
11. Pat Heung 1

DATE: 22 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
12. Nai Wai 2

DATE: 4 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
13. Nai Wai 3

DATE: 6 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
14. Nai Wai 4

DATE: 5 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
15. Nai Wai 5

DATE: 7 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
16. Yuen Long 1

DATE: 9 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
17. Yuen Long 2

DATE: 22 Nov 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
18. Pat Heung 2

DATE: 20 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
19. Yuen Long 3

DATE: 11 Sep 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
20. Yuen Long 4

DATE: 24 Nov 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
21. Kam Tin 2

DATE: 12 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
22. Pat Heung 3

DATE: 22 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
23. Sheung Shui 2

DATE: 19 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
24. Yuen Long 5

DATE: 24 Sep 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
25. Yuen Long 6

DATE: 26 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
26. Yuen Long 7

DATE: 28 Sep 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
27. Chung Uk Tsuen 1

DATE: 2 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
28. Chung Uk Tsuen 2

DATE: 4 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
29. Lam Tei 1

DATE: 8 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
30. Chung Uk Tsuen 3

DATE: 9 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
31. Pak Sha Tsuen 1

DATE: 30 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
32. Yuen Long 8

DATE: 10 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
33. Hung Shui Kiu 2

DATE: 3 Aug 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
34. Chung Uk Tsuen 4

DATE: 15 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
35. Nai Wai 6

DATE: 6 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
36. Nai Wai 7

DATE: 10 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
37. Yuen Long 9

DATE: 18 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
38. Lam Tei 2

DATE: 8 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
39. Pak Sha Tsuen 9

DATE: 30 Nov 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
40. Lam Tei 3

DATE: 27 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
41. Sam Tin 1

DATE: 25 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
42. Nai Wai 8

DATE: 28 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
43. Lam Tei 4

DATE: 30 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
44. Nai Wai 9

DATE: 30 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
45. Kam Tin 3

DATE: 31 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
46. Nai Wai 10

DATE: 6 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
47. Chung Uk Tsuen 5

DATE: 8 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
48. Hung Shui Kiu 3

DATE: 10 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
49. Hung Shui Kiu 4

DATE: 12 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
50. Hung Shui Kiu 5

DATE: 14 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
51. Pat Heung 3

DATE: 31 Oct 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
52. Chung Uk Tsuen 6

DATE: 16 Nov 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
53. Pat Heung 4

DATE: 20 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
54. Hung Shui Kiu 6

DATE: 27 Nov 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
55. Hung Shui Kiu 7

DATE: 29 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
56. Yuen Long 10

DATE: 30 Nov 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
57. To Kwa Wan 1

DATE: 3 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
58. Yuen Long 11

DATE: 5 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
59. Lam Tei 5

DATE: 6 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
60. Yuen Long 12

DATE: 8 Dec 2013

STATUS: Closed

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
61. Chung Uk Tsuen 7

DATE: 11 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
62. Lam Tei 6

DATE: 14 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
63. Lam Tei 7

DATE: 14 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
64. Lam Tei 8

DATE: 6 Dec 2013

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
65. Kam Tin 4

DATE: 12 Jun 2014

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
66. Lam Tei 9

DATE: 21 Jun 2014

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
67. Hung Shui Kiu 8

DATE: 20 Nov 2014

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
68. Hung Shui Kiu 9

DATE: 24 Nov 2014

STATUS: Open

NUMBER AND LOCATION:
69. Hung Shui Kiu 10

DATE: 26 Nov 2014

STATUS: Open