Responsibility to Protect

By Maria Simeonova, STAND Canada Policy Director As two of STAND’s primary regions of focus, STAND is alarmed by recent and continuous developments concerning Myanmar and South Sudan. Over the course of the last few months, the humanitarian situation in both countries has deteriorated. Separate United Nations Special Panel Commissions within Myanmar and South Sudan… Read More


By Farah Bogani, Blog Writer On October 25th 2016, Canadian parliament unanimously passed a motion to resettle members of the Islamic State (ISIL)-targeted Yazidi community in Canada by February 2017. For years, the predominantly Kurdish religious minority has been subjected to the brutality of ISIL whose use of sexual slavery, prevention of Yazidi births, forced… Read More


By Banke Kayode-Sorinwa, Blog Writer Refugee camps are presented as a place of safety and solace in times of war. However the situations at these camps may not be as expected. Some of these camps might not be safe, especially for children.… Read More