Newly-arrived Afghan refugees to settle in Ontario

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A group of around 250 Afghan refugees who recently arrived in Canada in a chartered flight, will settle in Ontario. (Photo – IRCC)

Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, said the newly-arrived Afghan refugees will settle in Kitchener, Richmond Hill, Pickering and Ottawa.

The first chartered flight carrying 250 Afghan nationals landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also took to Twitter on Friday to welcome the newly-arrived Afghan refugees.

The latest arrivals are part of Canada’s humanitarian commitment to welcome vulnerable Afghan refugees—including women leaders, human rights defenders, persecuted minorities, LGBTI individuals and journalists, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) said in a statement.

The statement further added that the humanitarian program complements Canada’s special immigration program for Afghans who worked for Canada during and after our military mission. Overall, Canada has welcomed almost 4,000 Afghan refugees.

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  1. I am Shafiullah Sarwari from Afghanistan Kabul province My wife studied at an Italian institute and later worked for the Taliban because she was threatened with contact with foreigners. Due to economic poverty, my wife was forced to continue working, and when I took my wife to work, she was stabbed by the Taliban. I am here and now that the Taliban regime has come to power, we are threatened every day by the Taliban because I worked with foreigners and I ask the Italian government to issue a humanitarian visa to save myself and my family.and my sect is Jafari and I work in a shop which not personal and sometime I went to pakistan for buy cloths in the we which I return see Taliban stand and tell me take your passport and see which i am Jafari sect and want kill me I can escape by lote of difficulties I fear if Taliban become Icant work and my live and my family live in adanger I hope help me to Leave Afghanistan beacuse Taliban come to kabul and my live in threat my family live in a threat help me to leave kabul . Na

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