The Canadian government has announced that in its most recent move, it has relocated 326 Afghan citizens to Canada who were in Tajikistan, as part of its process of evacuating vulnerable Afghans.
A chartered flight from Dushanbe, the Tajik capital, relocated the aforementioned number of Afghan refugees to Canada, according to Sean Fraser, the Canadian Immigration Minister.
With the most recent Afghans relocated, Canada has relocated and hosted more than 21,700 Afghan nationals since mid-August of last year, according to Canada’s top immigration official.
The Canadian Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship reported that efforts to evacuate Afghans who are in need of assistance and are vulnerable are ongoing.
The Canadian government’s move of relocating another batch of Afghan refugees from Tajikistan comes at a time as reports surface of the Tajik officials forcibly deporting Afghan refugees to Afghanistan.
The reports even prompted the famous Afghan singer, Farhad Darya, to write an open letter to the president of Tajikistan.
In the letter, the Afghan singer urged the Tajik president to host the Afghan refugees for a little longer, and formally invited him to Darya’s “empathy” concert that Darya plans to hold in the Tajik capital.