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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» 

International, Politics

Canada should take leadership role in Rohingya crisis, says Bob Rae

Canada should take a leadership role in responding to the current crisis affecting the Rohingya minority by stepping up its humanitarian and development efforts in Bangladesh and Myanmar, Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar, says in his final report. “Canada’s response» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Humanitarian agencies helping Rohingyas brace for devastating monsoon rains

Humanitarian agencies working to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are racing to prepare the impromptu refugee camps that have sprung up along the country’s southeastern border with Myanmar for the arrival of devastating monsoon rains in late May or early» 

International, Society

Myanmar budgets for fence to keep Rohingya out

While Canada’s special envoy has urged Myanmar to allow the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar has approved about $15 million to build a fence and other projects on the border through which they fled. About» 

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»