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Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh brace for COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan

Nearly a million Rohingya refugees sheltering in overcrowded camps in Cox’s Bazar, in southern Bangladesh are bracing for a perfect storm of a COVID-19 outbreak and a powerful cyclone barrelling towards the region. Five cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed »

International, Politics

Canada and Netherlands support Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar

Canada and the Netherlands will explore “all options” to support and assist Gambia in its application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar for the alleged genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, officials with Global Affairs Canada said »

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The LINK Online Nov 15.16.17, 2019

Your hosts, Terry and Marc Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland Gambia has launched a lawsuit against Myanmar (formerly Burma) claiming that state has committed genocide against their Rohingya minority. In Canada, a unanimous vote in the House »

International, Politics

Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland

Canada welcomes Gambia’s submission of an application to launch proceedings against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice in The Hague for alleged violations of the Genocide Convention, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. Gambia, acting on behalf of »

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 »