the refugee hub
Refugees are defined and protected in international law. The 1951 Refugee Convention is a key legal document and defines a refugee as:
“someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.”
By the end of 2017, there were 25.4 million refugee men, women and children registered across the world.
Find below some resources to help refugees in Canada.
The Fraser Valley Refugee Readiness Team (FV RRT) is a regional team covering the cities of Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows.
Funded through the Provincial Government’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the FV RRT endeavors to assist the communities of the Fraser Valley by enhancing and coordinating community support at a regional level ensuring that our communities are ready to welcome, respond to the needs of, and leverage the strengths and contribution of Afghan refugees and displaced Ukrainians.
The FV RRT is focused on four key areas: housing, healthcare, coordination of information, and employment. Visit their website for more information.