Message from Minister Hussen on World Refugee Day

Watch the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, speak about World Refugee Day and the 40th anniversary of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

Message from Minister Hussen on World Refugee Day

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Transcript: Message from Minister Hussen on World Refugee day

Video length: 1:28

Slow piano music plays in the background.

The screen shows a blurred image of a large waving Canadian flag.

Text appears: “A special message from Minister Hussen”.

The screen fades and reveals the Honourable Ahmed Hussen addressing the camera with two Canadian flags behind him.

Text appears: “The Honourable Ahmed Hussen Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”.

The honourable ahmed hussen: Good day. I’m Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. (In French)

Canada will always be committed to refugees, thanks to the support of communities across the country. (In French)

This tradition of humanitarian support demonstrates to the world that we have a shared responsibility to help those who are displaced, persecuted and most in need of protection.

In fact, this year, Canadians are proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. We thank the more than 2 million Canadians who have helped sponsor over 300,000 refugees and have made the program a model all over the world. Canada is sharing this expertise by helping other countries set up refugee sponsorship programs.

On World Refugee Day, we acknowledge the struggles faced by the more than 70 million people who are fleeing war and persecution, and we highlight the importance of Canada’s compassion. This is something taken to heart by all Canadians.

Let us work together to give refugees and displaced people hope for the future.

Thank you very much. (In French)

The screen fades to black and shows the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada corporate signature along with the copyright message “Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, represented by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 2019.”

The screen changes to The “Canada” wordmark.

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