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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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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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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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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06 Feb
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Switzerland:12m for Rohingya

Switzerland pledges more than $12m for Rohingya refugees Switzerland has offered 12 million Swiss francs (12.8 million dollars) of humanitarian assistance for Rohingya Muslims being sheltered in Bangladesh, who fled 2017’s violent military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar. Swiss President Alain Berset, on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh, made the announcement on Monday after a […]

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