Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees: Bob Rae presses Canada’s efforts in precarious situation

Myanmar_Story_Pic.jpg

COMMENTARY

by Andrew Caddell

The Hill Times
May 30, 2018

OTTAWA—When Bob Rae speaks, people listen.

Or so it seems. Last week’s announcement by the Trudeau government of $300-million in support over three years for the Rohingya of Myanmar does not satisfy the recommendations of the report by the prime minister’s special envoy to Myanmar, Tell Them We’re Human, but Rae admits it is a start.

After intensive travel and research from October to March, meetings with Myanmar, and international officials, he released his report in April, with recommendations under four themes:

  • the need to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh;
  • the ongoing political challenges in Myanmar;
  • signals that crimes against humanity were committed in the forcible and often violent displacement of more than 671,000 Rohingya from Rakhine state;
  • the need for more effective coordination of both domestic and international efforts.
Image credit: Andrew Meade

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT THE HILL TIMES


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

SEARCH
THE CGAI PODCAST NETWORK

Finding Canada's Next Fighter Jet

May 17, 2019

(feat. David Perry and Al Stephenson)



Disruptors of the 2020s: The Coming Global Disorder

May 7, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson and Peter Zeihan)



EXPERTS IN THE MEDIA

Who burnt Notre Dame? Brussels goes after fake news as EU election nears

by Robin Emmott, Alissa de Carbonnel & Conor Humphries (feat. Heidi Tworek), Reuters, May 16, 2019

Oil price collapse fears return to Canada amid new production

by Robert Tuttle & Kevin Orland (feat. Kevin Birn), Bloomberg, May 16, 2019

Negotiating with the U.S. over tariffs (1:00:00)

by Vassy Kapelos (feat. Sarah Goldfeder), CBC’s Power & Politics, May 15, 2019

Fallout deepens with each delay in Meng case, observers warn

by Chuck Chiang (feat. Hugh Stephens), Business in Vancouver, May 15, 2019


LATEST TWEETS

HEAD OFFICE
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Suite 1800, 421-7th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 4K9

 

OTTAWA OFFICE
Canadian Global Affairs Institute
8 York Street, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 5S6

 

Phone: (613) 288-2529
Email: contact@cgai.ca
Web: cgai.ca

 

Making sense of our complex world.
Déchiffrer la complexité de notre monde.

 

© 2002-2019 Canadian Global Affairs Institute
Charitable Registration No. 87982 7913 RR0001

 


Sign in with Facebook | Sign in with Twitter | Sign in with Email