09 Mar
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Statement on Bhashan Char

Bhashan Char: CRDI Rejects the relocation plan March 8, 2019, Toronto: The Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative (CRDI) is deeply troubled by the Bangladeshi Government’s plan to relocate Rohingyas to a flood-prone island even amid criticisms raised by the humanitarian community and Rohingyas themselves. Bhashan Char island is hundreds of kilometers away from where most Rohingya refugees […]

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08 Mar
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Commemorating IWD 2019

The Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative commemorates International Women’s Day Justice and protection for Rohingya women and girls – A must On March 8, we mark International Women’s Day. Today, people around the world are celebrating how much women have accomplished and are raising awareness about what still needs to be done to achieve gender equality. […]

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02 Oct
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Canada calls it a Genocide

House of Commons unanimously votes to call Myanmar Rohingya killings a genocide In a rare show of unanimity, MPs on Thursday agreed to call the campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in Myanmar an act of genocide. Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, who is parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs, rose following question period to […]

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28 Aug
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Rohingya call for action now

Rohingya in Canada call for action in wake of UN report accusing Burma of genocide Saifullah Muhammad is happy the world is finally calling the Burmese military crackdown on the Rohingya minority what it is: genocide. “A genocide is a genocide is a genocide,” said the Kitchener resident, who was sponsored to come to Canada […]

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05 Mar
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Rohingya MP Arrested

Former Rohingya MP, Aung Zaw Win, arrested in Myanmar Arrest seen as military sending signal to Rohingya community that they are under threat from further attacks A former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar, in a move that has been condemned as a further escalation of the attacks on the Rohingya community. Aung Zaw Win, […]

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02 Mar
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Nobel laureates to Suu Kyi

Nobel peace laureates to Suu Kyi: ‘End Rohingya genocide or face prosecution’ DHAKA (Reuters) – Three Nobel peace laureates urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military on Wednesday to end the“genocide” of Rohingya Muslims now or face prosecution. The United Nations and human rights organizations have collected evidence of widespread abuses by […]

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08 Feb
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8 countries push UN

8 countries push UN to take up Myanmar Rohingya crisis The meeting comes nearly 3 months after the council adopted a statement demanding that Myanmar rein in its security forces and allow the Rohingya to return to their homes. UNITED NATIONS – Britain, France, the United States and 5 other countries asked the UN Security […]

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06 Feb
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Switzerland:12m for Rohingya

Switzerland pledges more than $12m for Rohingya refugees Switzerland has offered 12 million Swiss francs (12.8 million dollars) of humanitarian assistance for Rohingya Muslims being sheltered in Bangladesh, who fled 2017’s violent military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. Swiss President Alain Berset, on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh, made the announcement on Monday after a […]

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02 Feb
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AP finds evidence for graves

AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar The men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colours of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, had been choosing […]

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14 Dec
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Canadians donate $12.5M

Canadians donate $12.5M towards Rohingya refugee crisis, government to match funds: Bibeau The Star International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says the federal government has now contributed more than $37.5 million to the crisis so far. OTTAWA—International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadians have donated a total of $12.5 million towards easing the refugee crisis in […]

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