Canada working to play a leadership role in Rohingya crisis: Chrystia Freeland

The Canadian Press

Canada’s top diplomat says her trip to Bangladesh shows that Canada is establishing a leadership role in the region and making an effort to hear what Rohingya refugees have to say.

Global Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says those are two of the recommendations laid out in a report on the ongoing Rohingya crisis by Bob Rae, Canada’s special envoy to Myanmar.

READ MORE: Canada should grant refugee status to persecuted Rohingyas, Bob Rae says

Rae’s report outlines 17 recommendations, including accepting Rohingya asylum-seekers and spending $150 million a year on humanitarian efforts.

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