Protection solutions for Haitians

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Resolution number: 
9
November 2005
Whereas: 
  1. Human rights violations in Haiti have been described as catastrophic by UNHCR officials;
  2. Many persons are unable to escape Haiti in order to seek protection as refugees;
  3. There are very limited options for protection in the region;
  4. The situation calls for a comprehensive regional protection plan;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Advocate for the addition of Haiti to Canada’s Source Country Resettlement Program.
  2. Urge the Canadian government and the UNHCR to find protection solutions for Haitians, both refugees and those internally displaced, including resettlement to Canada of vulnerable persons.
  3. Join with NGOs in the USA and elsewhere in the Americas seeking a comprehensive solution to the protection needs of Haitians, both IDPs and refugees.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement