18 Jul
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CRDI speaks at the United Nations

July 15, 2019: New York City – It was our honoured to speak at the United Nations today on behalf of the Rohingya and how the world fails them and why. On behalf of Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative (CRDI), Saifullah Muhammad, one of the co-founders of the organization took part and he particularly highlighted engaging and empowering young people. […]

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03 Jul
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International Court of Justice and Rohingya Issue

International Court of Justice and Rohingya Issue By Aman Ullah Since August 2017, the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the associated international crimes against the ethnic Rohingyas have been evoking extensive international attention. Though the Security Council could not pass a resolution on the crisis due to veto given by China, the Pre-trial Chamber of […]

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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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10 Jun
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Is ASSK An Islamophobe?

Is Aung San Suu Kyi An Islamophobe? | Video Documentary Written and documentary by Haikal Mansor ung San Suu Kyi, the current de-facto leader of Myanmar was born into a Bamar nationalist family. Her father General Aung San was the founder of Modern-day Myanmar Military. During the independence struggle, he fought along and was influenced […]

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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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26 Apr
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Academic Seminar: Summary Report

One-Year Anniversary: “Tell Them We’re Human”: What Canada and the World can do about the Rohingya Crisis Report of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, the Honourable Bob Rae Hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy Organized by the Canadian Rohingya Development Initiative April 17, 2019 Co-Chairs’ Summary April 17, 2019, lawyers, […]

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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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