Refugees from religious minorities

Refugees must be selected for resettlement according to need.

To discriminate against refugees on the basis of religion goes against the fundamental international principles of refugee protection without discrimination.

Religious minorities in the region face persecution and will certainly be among those referred for resettlement by the UNHCR. There are also many Sunni Muslim refugees who face persecution. It would be very wrong for Canada to refuse vulnerable Muslim refugees who meet all the criteria for resettlement simply because of their religion.

For more information on refugees from religious minoriities, see:

Syrian Refugees: Discriminating by religion is unacceptable