Source: News Bharati English22 Feb 2017 16:02:42
Ottawa, February 22: Canada ones again came forward to help and resettle the refugees in their country who faced persecution by the Islamic State terror group with the open arms. Notably, this time Canada will accept Yezidi refugees who are facing the darkest side of terrorism from Islamic state group. Due to this kind announcement done by Canadian Prime Minister Yezidi refugees gets a ray of hope to spend their further life peacefully.
The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced that Canada will resettle 1,200 Yezidi refugees who faced persecution by the Islamic State terror group. Importantly, the mission to save Yezidi refugees and resettling them in Canada is already started. Nearly 400 Yazidi refugees and other survivors of Islamist extremists have already been accepted over the last four months.
Meanwhile, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen confirmed Canada's latest plans to welcome the "highly vulnerable" group of survivors, adding that some 400 had already been airlifted to the country. "Our operation is under way and individual survivors of Daesh have been arriving in Canada for resettlement in the last number of months and this began on October 25, 2016," said Hussen, using an Arabic name for the Islamic State."Our government will resettle approximately 1,200 highly vulnerable survivors of Daesh and their family members in Canada," he added.
The initiative follows parliament's resolution last autumn to take in Yazidis facing "genocide" in Iraq at the hands of the militant IS group. The original aim was to bring over women and girls at risk, but Hussen told a news conference that Ottawa had learned that "Daesh has also deliberately targeted boys and as such we are helping to resettle all child survivors of Daesh." Hussen said the migrants are arriving on commercial flights at a "controlled pace" to prevent the Can$28 million (US$21 million) operation from overwhelming Canada's refugee system.
The Yazidis taken in have been subjected to comprehensive security checks and medical examinations, Hussen assured. Yazidis are a Kurdish-speaking minority with a pre-Islamic religion thought partly to have its origin in the Zoroastrianism of ancient Persia. They are neither Arab nor Muslim and IS considers them - among other minority sects in the region - polytheistic heretics.
Importantly, Justin Trudeau earlier this year in January also said that Canada will accept all the refugees who flee from their home due to terror and war. Since coming to power in late 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has resettled 40,000 Syrian refugees in a move that has been highly commended by rights groups worldwide.