Financial Assistance

Emergency financial assistance is provided to urgent cases while referrals are made to relevant government authorities to meet such needs. Vision First makes it clear that Hong Kong Government has a constitutional duty to meet refugees’ basic needs as defined in the “Usman Butt” Court of Appeal judgment (HCMA 70/2010), “A genuine torture or refugee claimant deserves sympathy and should not be left in a destitute state during the determination of his status. However, his basic needs such as accommodation, food, clothing and medical care are provided by the Government.”