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Canadian veterans group calls for presidency motion after capturing demise of Afghan lady – Nationwide

Canadian veterans group calls for presidency motion after capturing demise of Afghan lady – Nationwide

A Canadian veterans group urged the federal authorities Monday to ship officers to Kabul to assist resettle Afghan refugees after a 10-year-old lady was killed close to a Taliban checkpoint.

Aman Lara stated the capturing demise of the lady, Nazifa, whose household was permitted to return to Canada however lacked passports permitting them to depart Afghanistan, confirmed extra needed to be carried out.

“Roughly 50 p.c of Afghans within the Aman Lara database who’ve been permitted to return to Canada shouldn’t have the required documentation that may enable them to depart their nation,” the group stated.

“Solely the Canadian authorities can resolve these points by eradicating the boundaries that put folks like Nazifa and her household at risk.”

It known as her demise “a stark reminder that paperwork obstacles have put 1000’s of Afghans, like Nazifa, in actual peril.”

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In its assertion, Aman Lara known as on the federal government to deploy Canadian officers to Kabul to conduct biometric and safety screening of candidates.

The federal government must also search for alternative routes of approving Afghans for resettlement “to rapidly expedite these at highest danger,” it stated.

As well as, Ottawa ought to fund secure homes so candidates going through dangers will probably be protected whereas they wait to get in another country, Aman Lara stated.

Nazifa, 10, was killed when the Taliban opened fire on a vehicle after it passed through a checkpoint.

Nazifa, 10, was killed when the Taliban opened fireplace on a car after it handed by way of a checkpoint.

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Nazifa’s father labored for the Canadian Forces as a carpenter in the course of the mission in Afghanistan, and stated he feared for his security after the Taliban took over the federal government.

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He stated the household was in Kandahar making an attempt to get passports so they might cross right into a neighbouring nation and get to Canada. Nazifa was a passenger in a automobile that got here beneath fireplace after passing by way of a Taliban checkpoint, he stated.

Final week, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser blamed the Taliban for the “unconscionable” killing, and recommitted to assembly the federal government’s goal of resettling 40,000 Afghans.

As of Monday, 3,800 Afghans had arrived in Canada beneath a program for individuals who had labored for the Canadian Forces or in any other case helped the federal government in Afghanistan.

One other 2,080 had arrived beneath a humanitarian program.

However 1000’s stay in Afghanistan because of the suspension of evacuations, and border measures imposed by neighbouring nations.

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