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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Afghan refugees receive supports from Canadian population


Afghan refugees receive supports from Canadian population

Canadian population welcomes and supports Afghan refugees in their communities. Canadians donated more than $1 million and over 200,000 goods, including kid’s toys, clothing, and personal care products since August 2021.


More than 5,000 Canadians have opened their homes and provided temporary accommodations to Afghan refugees. Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), Afghan Network for Social Services, and Resettlement Assistance Program service provider (RAP SPO) coordinate volunteers and donations for Afghan refugees.


Newfoundland and Labrador also welcomed Afghans with generous donations. The government of Canada is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals as quickly and safely as possible. In the past week, 10 commercial flights has been able to bring 335 Afghan refugees to Canada with the assistance of the government.


Afghan refugees are destined for communities all across Canada, including Calgary, Winnipeg and Sherbrooke. To date, 7,885 Afghan nationals have also arrived in Canada.


The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship stated:

"It has been heartwarming to watch communities welcome Afghan refugees. Over the past several months, Canadians across the country have stepped up to provide a warm welcome to some of the world’s most vulnerable, and their generosity through donations and volunteering continues to be truly remarkable."

The Association for New Canadians is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides immigration and refugee settlement and integration services from 8 locations across Newfoundland and Labrador.


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