Democratic Republic of Congo

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Resolution number: 
11
May 1999
Whereas: 
  1. Canada has recognized the situation which prevails in DRC and has put DRC on the list of source countries;
  2. The situation of persecution and the need for protection of the Tutsis in DRC are known;
  3. A number of Tutsis (men, women and children) have been in detention or in hiding since October 1998 as a result of ethnic persecution;
  4. Many of them have family in Canada;
  5. A number of sponsorship groups confronted with this issue are ready to cooperate to find a solution to this
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR ask the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to commit the resources and methods necessary to select and interview and immediately process for resettlement the persons concerned who are in very urgent need of protection.

Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement