22 Aug
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Statement: Genocide and Repatriation

August 25th: Second Rohingya Genocide Remembrance Day and Myanmar/Bangladesh Repatriation Plans (Toronto, Canada, August 22, 2019) — On this day, we commemorate the Rohingya genocide. On 25 August 2017, the Myanmar military launched a clearance operation to systematically remove Rohingya people from their land by burning villages, killing and harming tens of thousands of people, […]

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24 Jun
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Statement: On Internet Shutdown

CRDI is concerned by the shutdown of internet services in Rakhine State (Toronto, Canada, June 24, 2019) — This past week, CRDI heard that Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in Rakhine and Chin states. Telenor Group said the Myanmar government’s Ministry of Transport and Communications directed telecom companies to suspend […]

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20 Jun
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Statement: World Refugee Day

CRDI brings attention to the Rohingya cause on World Refugee Day 2019 (Toronto, Canada, June 20, 2019) – Today we honour the strength and spirit of the millions of refugees around the world. We acknowledge all those who have been forced to flee their homes because of persecution, war, or violence. Once again, Canadian Rohingya […]

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17 Jun
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CRDI: Statement on the ASEAN report

CRDI is Shocked and Appalled by the Leaked ASEAN Report on the Repatriation Plan of Rohingyas Back to Rakhine State (Toronto, Canada, June 17, 2019) — ASEAN cannot be trusted with Rohingya repatriation. Repatriation at this moment is refoulement. ASEAN is not putting the views and wishes of the Rohingya community in Bangladesh and the […]

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03 Jun
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CRDI: Protect refugees

Bangladesh: Protect Refugees, End Plan to Erect Fences Around Rohingya Refugee Camps (Toronto, Canada, June 3, 2019) — Citing a rise in violence, trafficking, and other illegal activities, the Bangladeshi authorities are reportedly putting a new 16-point recommendation plan in place with the aim of ending illicit markets which include cellphone SIM cards traded among […]

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30 May
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CRDI’s statement on AI’s report

Amnesty International’s latest report, “No one can protect us” is an evidence-based, persuasive detailing of the most recent military violence in Rakhine state against ethnic Rakhine and Rohingya.  May 30, 2019 – Toronto, Canada: Amnesty International just released a hard-hitting report on the continued violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses in Rakhine […]

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22 Mar
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Statement on Elimination of….

Statement: CRDI Remarks on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21, 2019, Toronto: On this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we pause to reaffirm our commitment to eliminating all forms of racism, xenophobia and intolerance. It is a chance to reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, […]

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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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20 Feb
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A Letter to FA Canada

The Honorable Christina Alexandra Freeland, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs, House of Commons Ottawa, ON. K1A 0A6 Re: Thanking Canada for Supporting Rohingya Human Rights Dear Minister Freeland: May this letter find you in the best of health and spirit. We, the refugee youth with the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative (CRDI), wish to thank […]

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09 Nov
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Proud to Announce Website!

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website! After months of hard work and dedication, the members of Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website today, 8 November, 2017. You can now find us at www.rohingya.ca Our goal with this new website is to […]

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