On January 11, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced the arrival of over 250 Afghan government-assisted refugees, including 170 human rights defenders, women leaders, persecuted religious or ethnic minorities, LGBTI individuals, and journalists. These refugees came to Canada under the special human rights defenders’ immigration stream for Afghans who worked for Canada during the military mission, which was launched in July 2021. To this date, Canada has welcomed more than 6,750 Afghan nationals under this stream.
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