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International, Politics

Ottawa imposes sanctions on Myanmar general over Rohingya abuses

The federal government has imposed sanctions on a high-ranking member of the Myanmar military under Canada’s newly adopted Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Friday. Maj.-Gen. Maung Maung Soe is being targeted» 

International, Politics

Myanmar not ready yet for return of Rohingya refugees, says Bob Rae

Conditions on the ground in Myanmar are not conducive yet for the voluntary return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh following a brutal security crackdown against the Muslim minority group, says Canada’s» 

International

Canada must do more to save the Rohingya: HRW

Strong words from Canada and its generous humanitarian assistance to the victims of ethnic cleaning in Myanmar are good but not enough to save the Rohingya, says Farida Deif, Canadian director for Human Rights Watch. More than 650,000 Rohingya Muslims» 

International

Canada’s envoy to Myanmar issues interim report on Rohingya crisis

Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar says it’s hard to put into words the extent of the humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya Muslim minority. Bob Rae issued his interim report on Thursday night on the crisis that has seen more than» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

UNICEF struggles to meet needs of Rohingya children in Bangladesh

Jean-Jacques Simon is worried about vaccination. The Canadian spokesperson for the United Nations children’s agency in Bangladesh needs to find money to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children who have fled a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in their» 

International, Politics

Rohingya refugee relief fund raises $25M from Canadians and federal government

The federal government will match $12.5 million donated by ordinary Canadians to charities that are assisting hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has called “a textbook example» 

International, Politics

Humanitarian groups lambast Myanmar-Bangladesh deal on Rohingyas

Humanitarian groups are speaking out against a “dangerous” and “premature” deal struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees who have fled a campaign of violence described by the United Nations as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Myanmar,» 

International, Politics

Ottawa expresses cautious support for Myanmar-Bangladesh accord on return of Rohingyas

The agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh covering the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees is a step in the right direction but needs to meet several conditions before it is implemented, Canada’s International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau said Thursday. Myanmar, also» 

International, Politics

Trudeau meets with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi amid ‘deep concern’ over Rohingya refugees

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his special envoy to Myanmar, Bob Rae, met with the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of APEC trade talks in Vietnam on Friday amid a deepening crisis affecting the Rohingya Muslim» 

International, Politics

While apathetic to Myanmar crisis, Canadians support revoking Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship: study

As the Liberal government intensifies its diplomatic and humanitarian response to the crisis affecting Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority, Canadians are largely uninformed about ongoing events and less than enthusiastic about Ottawa’s further involvement, according to a new study from the»