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WHO WE ARE

Cristal HK aims to raise money to support refugees in Hong Kong and improve their living situations. We guarantee that the profit of every single purchase you make will go directly to Refugee Union, an NGO that supports refugees with housing, education, and financial aid.

Hong Kong in its glory was built on the backs of refugees, with the first recorded refugees coming in 1945 from China to flee the civil war and one-third of the Hong Kong population being refugees by 1956 (Wills). However, Hong Kong does not offer refugee or Asylum status and is not a signatory of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. Instead, the government established the Unified Screening Mechanism, which determines if a person should be granted Non-Refoulement protection, which is a temporary legal stay. The rate of being granted Non-Refoulement is the lowest in the developed world, at under 1% compared to the worldwide average of 67% (About Refugees). 

 

Even after being granted Non Refoulment protection, refugees are prohibited by law to work. Instead, they are granted a meager $3200 per month of assistance by the government for all their expenses. This forces them to rely on charity from non-governmental organizations like the Refugee Union. Take a look at our site and get in touch with questions or concerns.

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