Refugees in Ethiopia and Eritrea

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Resolution number: 
10
November 2005
Whereas: 
  1. United Nations and western countries have expressed serious concerns that war might break out between Eritrea and Ethiopia;
  2. Eritrea and Ethiopia are moving their troops to the border and preparing for war;
  3. If war breaks out, civilians, especially Eritrean refugees who are in Ethiopia and Ethiopian refugees in Eritrea, will face the consequence of the war as in the earlier rounds of wars;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR:

  1. Urge the UNHCR and CIC to recognize Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia and Ethiopian refugees in Eritrea as in urgent need of protection.
  2. Urge the Canadian government to expedite processing of private and government sponsorship of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia and Ethiopian refugees in Eritrea.
  3. Urge the UNHCR that the cases of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia and Ethiopian refugees in Eritrea who have been accepted by UNHCR as in need of protection and who wish to be resettled in Canada be referred to the relevant Canadian embassy.
  4. Ask the Canadian government to work towards peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement