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Resolution number: 
June 2000
  1. There is a massive exodus of persons of Eritrean ethnicity to neighbouring countries, particularly Sudan, as well as massive internal displacement, due to the escalating war between Ethiopia and Eritrea;
  2. Due to the war, the UNHCR is unable to protect Eritreans;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR urge:

  1. The government of Canada to recognize the urgent protection needs of these refugees;
  2. The UNHCR to provide, as soon as possible, immediate protection for these refugees including:   i) protection from physical harm; ii) working with appropriate organizations to meet the total needs of the refugees; iii) ensuring that the basic human rights of the refugees are upheld;
  3. CIC to set up a fast track program so that refugees and other displaced people of Eritrean ethnicity who have relatives in Canada can join them.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement