Weekly Update: February 26 – March 4, 2018

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News and Events:

February 26, 2018 – RefugeesDeeply: How Blockchain Could Make Refugee Programs More Transparent

February 26, 2018 – CTV News: Changing the status quo: B.C. agency pioneers one-stop-shop mental health care

February 27, 2018 – This.org: Q&A: Ahmad Danny Ramadan on the unique experiences of LGBTQ refugees – The Syrian-Canadian author talks refugee life, his writing, and more

February 28, 2018 – Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): The CCR welcomes Budget 2018’s additional resources for refugee determination and increased government resettlement

“The CCR also welcomes the new funding to be used to resettle an extra 1,000 women and girls a year as Government-Assisted Refugees. Canada’s current commitment is set at the disappointingly low level of 7,500 Government-Assisted Refugees in 2018. The additional 1,000 spaces is a step in the right direction, although still far short of the goal of 20,000 annually that the CCR calls upon Canada to resettle.”

March 1, 2018 – Global News: Surrey RCMP charge man for alleged assault of Syrian refugee

March 1, 2018 – Daily Press: UNICEF – Basic needs of young Syrian refugee children not met

March 1, 2018 – Radio Canada International: Canada to bring in another 1,000 vulnerable women refugees

Resources – Refugee Claimants:

Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL):

The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL) serves as an informed national voice on refugee law and the human rights of refugees and forced migrants, and promotes just and consistent practices in the treatment of refugees in Canada. CARL carries out its work promoting the human rights of refugees in the courts, before parliamentary committees, in the media, among its membership via bi-annual conferences, and elsewhere in the public sphere. CARL is a non-profit, non-partisan organization.

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA): cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html