Ottawa promises to welcome 10,000 Uighurs by 2024

Ottawa promises to welcome 10,000 Uyghurs by 2024

The House of Commons in Ottawa has unanimously passed a motion to welcome 10,000 Uyghur refugees by 2024.

The House of Commons in Ottawa has passed unanimously on Wednesday a motion concocted by the Liberal MP for Pierrefonds-Dollard in the west of Montreal, Sameer Zuberi, proposing to welcome 10,000 Uyghurs and Turkic Muslims from 2024. Canada is therefore committed to giving them refuge after having acknowledged the existence of a genocide perpetrated by China in February 2021.

“I am extremely grateful and touched. It's the right thing to do. We respect our international obligations as a country,” reacted the Montreal elected official in an interview, following the adoption of his motion.

The next step is the filing of a strategic plan to ensure the the reception of these 10,000 refugees supposed to be presented before the House of Commons in 120 days. The plan must provide for the reception from 2024 of these communities living at serious risk of arbitrary detention, family separation, forced sterilization and torture, for a period of two years.

Good Although the places where the refugees will be hosted have not been selected, it seems likely that cities such as Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal will be considered.

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