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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05 Mar
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Commentary: By Khin Mai Aung

Commentary: Why Myanmar Must Develop an Identity of Inclusion BY KHIN MAI AUNG hin Mai Aung reports from the International Conference on Protection and Accountability in Burma, which called attention to the ongoing human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims and other religious minorities in the Buddhist-majority country of Myanmar. On February 8 and 9, the Free Rohingya Coalition – a global advocacy […]

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05 Mar
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“What is Justice”

By Gregory Stanton What is justice to a woman who’s children were slaughtered just before she was raped? What is justice to a bride who’s last caress was the last she will ever know? What is justice to a woman who will never trust a man again? What is justice to an orphan in a […]

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16 Feb
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Rohingyas hope for justice

Rohingyas hope for justice and Protection through the NYC Conference. By Saifullah Muhammad, he Columbia University hosted a two-day conference from Feb. 8-10, urging for collective action against Myanmar and find tangible solutions for one of the worst humanitarian crises of modern times. The conflict in Myanmar is based on deep-rooted causes that aren’t immediately apparent, […]

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16 Jan
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Convenient scapegoats for all

How the Rohingya people have become convenient scapegoats for all sides By Saifullah Muhammad Jan. 4, Myanmar’s Independence Day, the Arakan Army (AA), a Buddhist Rakhine rebel group, launched attacks on four border police outposts in northern Rakhine State, killing 13 police officers. This was three more than during an Oct. 9, 2016 attack by […]

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10 Jan
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Rally at Queen’s Park Toronto

Hundreds of people gathered in Toronto’s Queen’s Park on Saturday to protest the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing Myanmar’s Rohingya minority. “Nothing breaks me more inside than seeing human dead bodies lying everywhere,” organizer Huwaida Pervez-Khan told CTV Toronto. “We are all entitled to live on this planet.” Roughly 40 percent of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim population […]

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10 Jan
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Repatriation lacks protection

Repatriation of Rohingya lacks adequate protections The Star What is shocking is the fact the international community is maintaining a silence while witnessing two countries entering into a repatriation agreement to return a group of vulnerable people, considered the most persecuted minority in the world, to the place they face ethnic cleansing and possibly genocide […]

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03 Jan
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Call for action

Right groups call on Bangladesh not to force Rohingya to return to Myanmar By Saifullah Muhammad ince the late 1970s, policies of genocide and ethnic cleansing by Myanmar’s forces has resulted in five separate waves of the mass exodus by the country’s Rohingya minority. Over time, the international community–including Canada and the United Nations–has been […]

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03 Jan
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CANADA’S REFUGEE SYSTEM

WHAT A ROHINGYA COUPLE’S FIGHT FOR ASYLUM SAYS ABOUT CANADA’S REFUGEE SYSTEM By Steven Zhou decision by Canadian officials to reject the asylum claim of a young Rohingya couple exposes what they warn could become systemic issues for Rohingya people fleeing violence in Myanmar and seeking protection in Canada. Earlier this year, the Immigration and Refugee […]

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