Written by Olaide Bankole, Policy Researcher. I BACKGROUND – The situation during the first wave: With COVID-19, it is more of the same for the Rohingyas The first confirmed case of COVID-19 among the Rohingyas was reported in May 2020. This group of people have been displaced by conflict and violence, in open-air refugee camps under… Read More


STAND Canada’s Executive Director, Scott Fenwick, issued the following statement in response to today’s defeat of a House of Commons motion condemning Islamic State’s crimes against humanity, use of sexual violence, and confirmation that their atrocities constitute genocide: Although this motion was defeated on the grounds that there is too little evidence proving that Islamic… Read More


Special Policy Guest Post by Nabiha Chowdhury, STAND Policy Researcher Canada’s federal elections are right around the corner and one of the most discussed topics has been the Syrian refugee crisis and ISIS. What does each party think of these situations? How are they going to tackle ISIS? Are refugees welcome on Canadian soil or not?… Read More