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More than 30,000 Afghan refugees have arrived in Canada since August 2021

Canada is on track to welcome 40,000 Afghan refugees by the end of 2023, including persecuted women and religious minorities, human rights defenders, journalists, and 2SLGBTI+ individuals. On April 12, 2023, the Government of Canada made a new update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows that Canada has accepted 545 Afghan refugees since April 4, 2023. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 30,280 Afghan refugees. Canada received 17,995 Afghans and their families’ applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. Most of them – 9,875 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, while 15,875 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 1,285 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.

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