Highlights / repatriation

International, Society

Canada turns to foreign carriers to get citizens home

Ottawa is turning to nearly a dozen foreign airlines to help get about 5,000 Canadians still stranded overseas back home. Many are in secluded islands or on remote mountains in countries that are locked down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. »

Politics, Society

Ottawa works to bring thousands of stranded Canadians home

The federal government continues to work around the clock to bring tens of thousands of stranded Canadians home in what is being billed as the largest repatriation effort in Canadian history amid the growing COVID-19 global pandemic, officials say. Just »

Health, International, Society

Canadians quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship will come back to Canada

The Canadian federal government has announced plants to bring the Canadian citizens on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship back to Canada, according to a press release from Global Affairs Canada.  Canadians will be checked for symptoms of the coronavirus »

Immigration & Refugees, International

NGOs sound alarm over forced return of Syrian refugees

A group of international humanitarian NGOs is sounding the alarm over the forced return of Syrian refugees to their war-torn homeland where conflict still rages in many parts of the country, while others have sustained so much damage to basic »