IRCC Launches Dedicated Refugee Stream for Human Rights Defenders

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Updates

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) has officially launched a dedicated refugee stream for human rights defenders

Today, The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC) announced the launch of a dedicated refugee stream to provide a safe haven for human rights defenders at risk who are fleeing persecution in their home country.

The Government of Canada will work with Front Line Defenders and, alongside other Canadian and international partners, including the United Nations Refugee Agency, to

  • identify human rights defenders who face security risks and are in need of resettlement
  • find solutions for human rights defenders in need of protection.
  • particularly focus on people at high risk

Word of the Day:

Haven: a place of safety