Canada called a leader in refugee crisis

September 26, 2016

By Canadian Immigrant Magazine |

Communities across Canada will be welcoming more Syrian refugees this fall. Approximately 6,000 more government-supported Syrian refugees will arrive by the end of December 2016, along with privately sponsored refugees whose cases have been finalized.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum was in New York in September at the time of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), for meetings focused on the global refugee and migrant crisis. Minister McCallum delivered the plenary address for Canada in the High-Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants and participated in a roundtable discussion on how nations can work together on this issue.

“The world is currently facing a serious refugee crisis — so many people are in need of protection, and so many countries are affected by the situation,” said McCallum. “These meetings in New York have reinforced the need for leaders to act quickly, to fully understand the causes of the crises and to work together on a sustainable response.”

On the margins of UNGA, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development launched the International Migration Outlook 2016, which cites Canada as a global leader in refugee resettlement.

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