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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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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28 Aug
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Myanmar face genocide charges

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges – UN report   The development follows the release of a report into the circumstances surrounding the mass exodus of more than 700,000 Rohingya people from Myanmar, beginning in mid-August last year – events previously described by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as a “textbook example […]

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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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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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