Tag: refugees

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya

Canada to welcome hundreds of refugees from Libya By Mark Tutton, CNN Updated 12:32 PM ET, Fri February 8, 2019 https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/world/canada-libya-refugees/index.html Inside the Triq Al-Sikka Detention Center in Tripoli, Libya, in 2017. (CNN)Canada has announced it will take in 750 refugees from Libya, some rescued from migrant detention centers. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said in […]

Ottawa begins fast-tracking asylum claims from selected countries

0 °C  | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 SUBSCRIPTION| SIGN IN Ottawa begins fast-tracking asylum claims from selected countries The Immigration and Refugee Board now fast-tracks “less complex” asylum claims by reviewing evidence without a full hearing as backlog climbs to 74,000 cases with wait times of up to 24 months. NEWS 06:56 PM Nicholas Keung Toronto Star A group of irregular […]

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims

Canada launches new fast-track system for processing refugee claims By Brian Hill Online Writer & Researcher, Investigative  Global News https://globalnews.ca/news/4912186/canada-launches-fast-track-system-for-processing-refugee-claims/ NEWS: SAUDI TEEN DELIVERS PUBLIC STATEMENT AFTER ARRIVAL IN CANADAX Rahaf Mohammed, the young Saudi woman who was granted asylum in Canada, spoke to the media about settling in her new home. But the story of another […]

‘A very brave new Canadian’: Woman who fled Saudi Arabia arrives in Toronto

‘A very brave new Canadian’: Woman who fled Saudi Arabia arrives in Toronto By Rahul Kalvapalle National Online Journalist  Global News VIDEO WILL BEGIN AFTER THESE MESSAGES…X https://globalnews.ca/news/4841580/rahaf-al-qunun-canada-saudi/ WATCH: Saudi teen fleeing abusive family arrives in Canada, welcomed by Chrystia Freeland – A A + Listen A young Saudi woman who fled her allegedly abusive family, drawing renewed attention to the plight […]

Saudi teen feared for life while waiting on Australia refugee ruling

Saudi teen feared for life while waiting on Australia refugee ruling https://www.sbs.com.au/news/saudi-teen-feared-for-life-while-waiting-on-australia-refugee-ruling S is on her way to Canada. AAP 00:12 / 01:14 The 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada. UpdatedUpdated 1 hour ago By Tyron Butson, Hannah Sinclair Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Questions […]

Pakistani refugee claimant Rahat Ali gets third chance to prove he is bisexual, secure status in Canada

Pakistani refugee claimant gets third chance to prove he is bisexual, secure status in Canada The C.D. Howe Building, home to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, at 235 Queen St. in Ottawa, March 29, 2018.PHOTO: JEAN LEVAC/POSTMEDIA Tyler Dawson Published: December 11, 2018 – 5:12 PM EDMONTON — A Pakistani man will, once again, have […]

Growing number of refugees arriving in Canada as unaccompanied minors

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/refugee-shelter-matthew-house-youth-unaccompanied-transition-1.4922946 Elisée Makola was 15 when she fled Congo. Two years later she arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport alone — a 17-year-old refugee claimant. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) With a suitcase no bigger than a carry-on filled with what she describes as “tropical clothes,” Elisée Makola says she fled to Canada for safety. Makola was just 15 […]