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Canada must welcome more refugees with HIV, says human rights group

Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 20, 2015

Since I was on the subject of refugee health and university professors in my last post, here is a story from Canada (one of few stories not discussing Islamic terrorism and immigration!).

By the way, if you didn't know, the US refugee program admits refugees with HIV and we supply their meds in your local health departments. I had forgotten, but we have a fairly large archive on HIV and refugees, click here to learn more.

Renu Mandhane, the program director International Human Rights Program at the U of Toronto: Canada should provide asylum and medical care to HIV positive refugees.

From Metro News:

Canadian refugee and resettlement policies are negatively affecting would-be refugee claimants abroad who have HIV or are at high risk of contracting the virus, a University of Toronto program has alleged.

The International Human Rights Program at the university's faculty of law is launching a research project to advocate for changes on the immigration policy that has created the "designated countries of origin" list.

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"Having HIV when you're a refugee living in a camp bordering Syria is potentially a death sentence," she said. "Canada can play an important role in the global fight against HIV by providing asylum to people affected or at high risk, and provide them with access to medical treatment."

The research project will focus on Mexico and Syria as case studies. Syria is not on the list of countries deemed to be safe, but there are many refugees on its borders that need equal attention due to the vulnerability surrounding them, said Mandhane.

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The program, which recently got a $75,000 grant from Elton John AIDS Foundation, is expected to conduct field research this summer and come up with the findings next fall.
 

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I am not sure I get the point of this. Simply having HIV or living in a camp bordering Syria are potential death sentences. What makes these refugees special?
 

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We need a longer open season on activists :brickwall: :eek:vract:
 
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