Poverty among ethnic minorities in Hong Kong has worsened, based on Poverty Situation Report 2016, with almost one in four (23%) living below poverty line, higher than 14.7% of the wider population.
To have a better living standard, ethnic minorities need:
- High transparency to resources – as currently many services for EMs are not shared publicly and are not well aware by the needy. Thus, some useful services can only serve a small number of target audience.
- An accessible point to find resources and opportunities – EMs find shortfalls in public services as they believe these services do not fit their needs or not know of the services at all.
- Opportunities and resources to get empowered – due to a lack of techniques in skillset and not recognising the opportunities around, EMs have missed many chances for them to unleash their potential and shine.