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  • Blog | Amnesty International Canada
    the train because they don t want to go to Hungarian reception centres This week at the main Keleti station in Budapest and in Bicske I witnessed a new low in the cruelty of the treatment of refugees in Hungary Barbora Cernuscova Hungary Researcher at Amnesty International After being barred from boarding trains for days yesterday morning the police at Keleti suddenly lifted the barriers Read More Posted in The Syrian Refugee Crisis Syria Refugees and Migrants Syria s refugee crisis in numbers September 08 2015 Refugees in the region More than 4 million refugees from Syria 95 are in just five countries Turkey Lebanon Jordan Iraq and Egypt Lebanon hosts approximately 1 2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in the country Jordan hosts about 650 000 refugees from Syria which amounts to about 10 of the population Turkey hosts 1 9 million refugees from Syria more than any other country worldwide Iraq where 3 million people have been internally displaced in the last 18 months hosts 249 463 refugees from Syria Egypt hosts 132 375 refugees from Syria The UN humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees is just 40 funded Funding shortages mean that the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive just 13 50 per month or less than half a dollar a day for food assistance More than 80 of Syrian refugees in Jordan living below the local poverty line Conflict in Syria Around 220 000 people have been killed and 12 8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria Read More Posted in Refugees and Migrants Syria Time for Europe to end the refugee shame September 04 2015 By Gauri van Gulik Deputy Europe Director at Amnesty International Follow Gauri on Twitter GaurivanGulik A solemn moment of silence The world over this is the traditional response when lives are cut short by tragedy It has also been a common response to tragedies in Europe and off its shores which have ended the lives of thousands of refugees and migrants Not killed by bombs in Syria but killed while making terrifying journeys in search of safety and better lives in Europe But the scale and rapid succession of these tragedies calls for breaking the silence In the space of a week along with people across the world I recoiled in horror as four new tragedies added to a growing list of events that have already brought a record number of refugees and migrants to untimely deaths this year According to UNHCR 2 500 have already perished en route to Europe since 1 January 2015 On 26 August 52 bodies were found inside the hull of a ship about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Libya Read More Posted in Refugees and Migrants Syria Maher Arar A timeline of Amnesty International s campaigning September 02 2015 Work on Maher Arar s case has been one of our most intensive campaigns for justice spanning well over a decade

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/blog?page=8 (2016-02-13)
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  • Blog | Amnesty International Canada
    Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Blog Home Blog Latest Blog Posts Why do we need a National Action Plan on violence against women The scale and severity of violence faced by Indigenous women and girls requires a corresponding commitment by government to ensuring their safety Amnesty International has long called for a comprehensive coordinated national plan of action to address gaps in current policies programs and services involve Indigenous women s organizations in identifying the necessary solutions and ensure accountability in their delivery Read More Posted in No More Stolen Sisters Am I next Conversation with Holly Jarrett By Jacqueline Hansen Amnesty International s Major Campaigns and Women s Human Rights Campaigner Holly Jarrett is the grassroots activist behind the Am I Next viral social media campaign Originally from Labrador and now based in Ontario she has worked with national Aboriginal organizations including Inuit organizations since 1991 and has been a grassroots organizer since 1998 Holly s cousin Loretta Saunders was murdered in Halifax earlier this year Follow the Am I Next campaign on Facebook Read More Posted in No More Stolen Sisters Women walking together conversation with Darlene R Okemaysim Sicotte By Jacqueline Hansen Amnesty International s Major Campaigns and Women s Human Rights Campaigner Read More Posted in No More Stolen Sisters Be a Witness4FirstNationsKids It s a crucial moment for human rights in Canada And you can be part of it From October 20 24 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will hear the closing arguments in a history making case on equity for First Nations children At issue is whether the federal government has discriminated against First Nations children living on reserves and in the Yukon by consistently providing less money per child for family services than its provincial counterparts provide in predominantly non Aboriginal communities At stake is the ability of children s agencies to provide urgently needed prevention programs for at risk First Nations children and to stem the unprecedented numbers of

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/blog?page=53 (2016-02-13)
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  • Human Rights Missions | Amnesty International Canada
    Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Research Home Research Secondary links News Events Blog Research Human Rights Missions Peace Valley BC Visit Mission to South Sudan 2015 Mission to South Sudan 2014 Mission to South Sudan 2013 Mission to Chad Mission to Colombia Mission to South Sudan 2012 Return to Côte d Ivoire Mission to Mexico Store Write for Rights Human Rights Missions Children at refugee camp Goz Beida eastern Chad 2013 Amnesty International sends fact finding missions to investigate and assess human rights issues on the ground Amnesty International sends around 130 research teams to visit roughly 70 countries every year and in its 50 year history has

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/research/human-rights-missions (2016-02-13)
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  • Peace Valley BC Visit | Amnesty International Canada
    Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Research Human Rights Missions Home Research Human Rights Missions Secondary links News Events Blog Research Human Rights Missions Peace Valley BC Visit Mission to South Sudan 2015 Mission to South Sudan 2014 Mission to South Sudan 2013 Mission to Chad Mission to Colombia Mission to South Sudan 2012 Return to Côte d Ivoire Mission to Mexico Store Write for Rights Peace Valley BC Visit April May 2015 visit to Fort St John and Indigenous communities in the Upper Peace River Valley BC BLOGS A healing place K iht saa dze Tribal Park Rapid growth in Fort St John creates conditions for increased risk of violence against women Follow Amnesty s mission to northern BC Follow Our Campaigners Tweets by Craig Benjamin Tweets by AI WomenRights Amnesty International is carrying out a mission to northeastern British Columbia from April 27 May 8 Join our mission on Twitter at AI WomenRights and Craig Benjamin We will be live Tweeting throughout our journey from these accounts using the hashtag AIPeaceVisit Why Because every year women from Fort St John travel to Ottawa with a banner listing the missing and murdered women and girls in their community and every year the banner includes more names And because as a wide range of people and organizations from this region have pointed out environmental assessments and other decision making processes around large scale natural resource development projects need to pay more attention to their impact on people s lives and the social fabric of the communities they live in Staff from Amnesty International Canada and our global movement Indigenous Rights campaigner Craig Benjamin Women s Rights campaigner Jackie Hansen and Economic Social and Cultural Rights researcher Fernanda Doz Costa are traveling to communities in the Peace River Valley in northeastern BC We want to better understand the patterns of violence facing Indigenous women in this region We also want to learn more about the experience of resource develoment in the Peace River Valley including the impacts on Indigenous peoples in the region and how the impacts may be different for people of different genders Finally we want to hear more about the steps being taken and the steps that still need to be taken to make sure that urgent social concerns like the safety of Indigenous women and girls are part of future plans The scale of resource development underway or

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/research/human-rights-missions/peace-valley-bc-visit (2016-02-13)
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  • Campaigns | Amnesty International Canada
    in Canada Health and Human Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns (2016-02-13)
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  • True Tragedy Podcast | Amnesty International Canada
    Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/get-involved/lead-in-your-community/true-tragedy-podcast (2016-02-13)
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  • Nigeria: Hundreds of oil spills continue to blight Niger Delta | Amnesty International Canada
    Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Nigeria Hundreds of oil spills continue to blight Niger Delta Cecilia Teela searching the oil covered shore of Bodo creek where she used to collect periwrinkles Nigeria May 2011 News releases March 18 2015 Released 00 01 GMT Thursday 19 March 2015 Royal Dutch Shell and the Italian multinational oil giant ENI have admitted more than 550 oil spills in the Niger Delta last year according to an Amnesty International analysis of the companies latest figures By contrast on average there were only 10 spills a year across the whole of Europe between 1971 and 2011 Shell reported 204 Niger Delta spills in 2014 while ENI which operates in a smaller area reported a staggering 349 spills These figures are seriously alarming ENI has clearly lost control over its operations in the Niger Delta And despite all its promises Shell has made no progress on tackling oil spills said Audrey Gaughran Amnesty International s Global Issues Director In any other country this would be a national emergency In Nigeria it appears to be standard operating procedure for the oil industry The human cost is horrific people living with pollution every day of their lives The companies say that these spills resulted in only 30 000 barrels or 5 million litres of oil spilt However given the very poor reporting systems used by oil companies this figure is highly likely to be a significant underestimate Royal Dutch Shell The oil companies blame sabotage and theft for the vast majority of the spills This claim is hotly contested by communities and NGOs and has been shown to be wrong In November 2014 during a legal action in the UK Shell was forced to admit that it had underestimated the size of the two major Niger Delta oil spills after years of denials The volume of oil spilt matters because the amount of compensation paid to affected communities is linked to the amount of oil that is estimated to have been spilt Shell finally agreed to pay 55 million to the Bodo community in the Niger Delta after originally offering to give them a paltry 4 000 When a company has to

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/news-releases/nigeria-hundreds-of-oil-spills-continue-to-blight-niger-delta (2016-02-13)
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  • Toxic legacy: Ivory Coast marks 8th anniversary of toxic dumping | Amnesty International Canada
    in Canada Health and Human Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Toxic legacy Ivory Coast marks 8th anniversary of toxic dumping Tuesday August 19 2014 18 03 A woman who suffers from burns she says are caused by toxic waste protests outside the law courts in Abidjan Photo Credit REUTERS Thierry Goeugnon Residents of Abidjan Ivory Coast continue to suffer ill health eight years after multi national oil trader Trafigura dumped toxic waste in

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/blog/toxic-legacy-ivory-coast-marks-8th-anniversary-of-toxic-dumping (2016-02-13)
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