Highlights/Rohingya

International, Politics

Canadian parliament votes unanimously to recognize Rohingya genocide

Canada’s parliament unanimously adopted a motion Thursday recognizing the brutal crackdown against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar as an act of genocide. The motion introduced in the House of Commons by Liberal MP Andrew Leslie, the parliamentary secretary to» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Aung San Suu Kyi photo dimmed in human rights museum

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is making changes saying many Canadians are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to condemn attacks against the Rohingya people. Over 700,000 people have fled rape, assault and murder in» 

International

Canada dismayed by Myanmar court ruling against Reuters journalists: Freeland

Canada is deeply concerned by a Myanmar court decision on Monday charging two jailed Reuters journalists with obtaining secret state documents and moving the landmark press freedom case into its trial stage after six months of preliminary hearings, said Foreign» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada teams up with World Bank to help Rohingya refugees

The federal government is joining forces with the World Bank to provide maternal and child health and nutrition services, as well as reproductive health care and family planning support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. The World Bank Board of Directors» 

International, Society

Myanmar military must be prosecuted for atrocities: Amnesty International

‘A highly orchestrated, systematic attack’ A comprehensive report by Amnesty International details crimes against humanity committed by Myanmar’s military against the Rohingya population, and says top military brass must face justice. The crimes include murder, rape, torture, burning and forced» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada pledges $300M to Rohingya crisis, but remains vague on resettlement

Canada is pledging $300 million in foreign aid over the next three years to help the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority fleeing a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in their native Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Freeland visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says her visit to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Friday left her “more convinced than ever of the necessity of a comprehensive, international response to this tragedy.” Freeland is on a four-day» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Freeland to address OIC meeting in Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland will travel to Bangladesh next week to address the 45th Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers on the unfolding Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh, Global Affairs Canada officials» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

With monsoon coming UN appeals for continued support for Rohingya refugees

As humanitarian agencies in Bangladesh race against the clock to prepare one of the world’s largest refugee camps for the onslaught of the upcoming monsoon season, they are calling for more support from international donors such as Canada to scale» 

International, Society

Canadian doctor champions palliative care for terminally ill Rohingya refugees

As a palliative care pediatrician Dr. Megan Doherty is no stranger to death and suffering. But her inability to do anything to ease the suffering of a little terminally ill Rohingya girl brought to a Bangladeshi hospital last year still»