Voluntary repatriation to Afghanistan

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Resolution number: 
9
November 2002
Whereas: 
  1. Voluntary repatriation is one of the durable solutions to the problems of refugees;
  2. According to repatriation guidelines, sustainable living conditions must be ensured before repatriation operations are undertaken;
  3. The current conditions in Afghanistan do not fulfill the required conditions because of security problems, human rights violations and general unrest and instability;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR urge the Government of Canada to:

  1. Provide adequate support to refugees in refugee camps until such time that the conditions become conducive for voluntary repatriation;
  2. Explore other options such as resettlement of Afghan refugees to Canada and that the visa officers assess claims on individual merit an not presumed country conditions.
Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement