20 Jun
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World Refugee Day 2020

CRDI brings attention to the Rohingya cause on World Refugee Day 2020 “Every Action Counts” (Toronto, Canada, June 20, 2020) – Today, we commemorate the strength, courage, perseverance 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, and […]

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02 Apr
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Re: Joint Statement on Restriction on Communication

Joint Letter: Re: Restrictions on Communication, Fencing, and COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar District Rohingya Refugee Camps   Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh  April 2, 2020  Dear Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, As authorities around the world struggle to cope with the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial that States act to […]

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28 Jan
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CRDI welcomes Government of Bangladesh’s announcement on education

CRDI welcomes the Government of Bangladesh’s announcement on Rohingya children’s access to education (Toronto, Canada, January 28, 2020) – The Government of Bangladeshi announced on January 27, 2020, that they will start providing Rohingya refugee children with schooling and training opportunities. Based on the Myanmar curriculum, the education program will consist of schooling up to […]

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24 Jan
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CRDI’s Statement on ICJ Historic Ruling

CRDI WELCOMES THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (ICJ) HISTORIC RULING FOR PROVISIONAL MEASURES TO BE TAKEN BY THE MYANMAR GOVERNMENT TO STOP GENOCIDE (Toronto, Canada, January 23, 2020) — On November 11, 2019, The Gambia started proceedings against Myanmar concerning alleged violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide […]

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14 Nov
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Joint Letter: Bhasan Char Island

Sheikh Hasina Wazed Prime Minister Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh CC: Minister of Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Dear Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed, We, […]

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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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