Iraq

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Resolution number: 
8
May 2003
Whereas: 

The on-going humanitarian and human insecurity problems continue to plague Iraqis displaced inside or outside the country;

Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Urge CIC to consider as a basis for a refugee claim the ongoing insecurity in the country when assessing applications for resettlement from Iraqis and process them fully;
  2. Raise with the Canadian government the need for: a)the immediate and ongoing clearing of unexploded ordinances including cluster bombs and landmines; b)a gendered understanding of the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq, that humanitarian and relief projects be particularly nuanced to address the needs of women and girls in war-torn Iraq, and that reconstruction projects in Iraq promote women in central and vital roles in the re-building of the institutions of civil and political life of the country.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement