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Statement by Global Affairs Canada on devastation caused by wildfires in California

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“On behalf of all Canadians, we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives, and we wish a swift recovery to those injured in the ongoing wildfires in California, some of the most devastating in history. Our thoughts are with all those who have lost so much as a result of this terrible disaster.

Canada deeply concerned by reports of efforts to prematurely repatriate Rohingya refugees

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Canada is deeply concerned about the proposed repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar this month. UN bodies and international organizations have been clear that conditions for the Rohingya to return to Myanmar are clearly insufficient. The crisis continues. Violence and impunity persist in Rakhine state, and refugees continue to flee the country. The Rohingya must not be repatriated to an environment where violence and gross human rights abuses continue to be perpetrated.

Canada concerned by decision to dissolve Sri Lanka’s parliament

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Canada is gravely concerned by the president of Sri Lanka’s decision to dissolve Sri Lanka’s parliament, in violation of the Sri Lanka constitution, compounding political uncertainty and denying the country’s democratically-elected Parliament its rightful role to determine the prime minister.

Joint Statement on Bahá’ís in Yemen

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“We are deeply concerned about the worsening treatment of Bahá’ís in Yemen, particularly by the Houthis in Sana’a.“On September 15, a Houthi-controlled court in Sana’a “charged” more than 20 Bahá’ís – most in absentia – with apostasy and espionage..."

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