Sierra Leone

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Resolution number: 
10
May 1999
Whereas: 
  1. The war in Sierra Leone has been going on for the past nine years, creating a massive humanitarian crisis and massive outflow of refugees;
  2. There is no durable solution in the immediate and medium terms;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR urge:

  1. The government of Canada to recognize the urgent resettlement need of refugees from Sierra Leone including torture victims, women and children at risk, and refugees with family links in Canada;
  2. The UNHCR to provide immediate protection for refugees from Sierra Leone as per its operational mandate, which includes:

    (a) Protection from physical harm,

    (b) Working with appropriate organizations to meet the total needs of the refugees;

    (c) Ensuring that the basic human rights of the refugees are upheld.

  3. The government of Canada to donate generously to the relief operations for refugees from Sierra Leone.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement