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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada has welcomed 830 Afghan refugees


Canada has welcomed 830 Afghan refugees

The government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees in the country on June 10, 2022.


According to the last update, Canada has accepted 830 more Afghan refugees since June 3, 2022. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 15,475 Afghan refugees. The government brought 6,985 Afghans and their families who assisted Canada during the military mission in Afghanistan under the Special Immigration Measures Program.


Starting in 2021-2022, Canada plans to provide $1.3 billion over 6 years to bring more vulnerable Afghans to Canada. The government's goal of resettling at least 40,000 Afghan nationals will be achieved through collaborative partnerships with provinces, territories, service providers, sponsorship agreement holders, private sponsors, as well as generous donations from Canadians and newcomers.


The government also continues to partner with international partners to facilitate safe passage for Afghan refugees, and works at home to provide newcomers with support as they establish new lives in Canadian communities.


Across the country, Canadians have contributed more than $1.2 million in cash donations and have offered in-kind donations totaling more than $370,000.


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