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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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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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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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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02 Feb
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AP finds evidence for graves

AP finds evidence for graves, Rohingya massacre in Myanmar The men half-buried in the mass graves had been burned away by acid or blasted by bullets. Noor Kadir finally recognized his friends only by the colours of their shorts. Kadir and 14 others, all Rohingya Muslims in the Myanmar village of Gu Dar Pyin, had been choosing […]

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27 Jan
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Richardson resigns

Once a Friend always not be a Friend By Aman Ullah One of Aung San Suu Kyi’s closest allies has resigned from an international advisory board calling it a “whitewash” and accusing the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi of lacking “moral leadership”. Richardson, a former Clinton administration cabinet member is a long time supporter of […]

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27 Jan
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Voluntary Repatriation a Must

Repatriation should be Voluntary and Welled- inform By Aman Ullah “Refugees are people who vote with their feet” once Lenin said. There is no doubt that the over one million-odd refugee from Myanmar, who have been sheltered in Bangladesh, have indeed voted with their feet. Their reluctance to return to their homes in Arakan is […]

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