The taste of ice-cream: Vignettes from Refugee Union

Guest contribution by Vania Chow “Ma!” Her younger son cried, tugging at her hand as they walked through the streets. The day was a hot one, with the usual Hong Kong sticky humidity that she grew to hate. He pointed to a poster banner plastered onto the window of the convenience store. ‘Summer discount- $25…

Dreams of a life: single motherhood in asylum

As told to Tegan Smyth June*, from Indonesia, has lived in Hong Kong since 2006. She has a daughter, Emma that she is raising by herself. She spoke a few months after her original interview about her hopes and aspirations for her daughter. Alice, from Togo, is also raising her two children alone in Hong Kong….