Letters A test of our humanity

How Hong Kong helped Vietnamese refugees in 1979

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3347 (Published 24 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3347
  1. Tze Wai Wong, professor
  1. 1School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  1. twwong{at}cuhk.edu.hk

Your commentary reminds me of the days when I worked as a health officer in the midst of boatloads of refugees who started to come to Hong Kong in 1979, a few years after the reunification of Vietnam.1 We had no choice but to accept them, making use of whatever space was available. The reason? …

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