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Around 350 Afghan Refugees Reach Canada’s Toronto

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Department of Canada announced that 347 Afghan refugees from Tajikistan had reached Toronto, the provincial capital of Canada’s Ontario.

On Thursday, November 10, the Canadian government announced that it had flown a large number of Afghan refugees from Tajikistan to Toronto on a chartered flight.

According to the statement of the Canadian Department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, the newly relocated Afghan refugees are going to be settled in 39 communities across Canada.

Some of these Afghan refugees will stay in Toronto, while others will settle in Calgary in Alberta, Montreal in Quebec, and Richmond Hill in Ontario provinces of Canada.

The Canadian government previously announced that 2 chartered flights carrying Afghan nationals landed safely in their new “home”, Canada.

Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, reported that, excluding the flight on November 10, which transported about 350 Afghan nationals to Canada, the Canadian government had relocated 23,500 Afghan refugees.

“We’ll continue to work hard to safely resettle at least 40,000 individuals by the end of 2023,” Fraser previously said.

The Canadian government’s action to relocate yet another group of Afghan refugees from Tajikistan comes as reports of Tajik officials forcibly sending back Afghan refugees to Afghanistan surface.

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