As per information got from the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Nigerians are presently the biggest nationals looking for displaced person status in Canada with 12,138 pending applications as of December 2018.The Canadian specialists, in any case, brought up that two out of each three Nigerian candidates case to be casualties of homophobic attacks.
The Federal Government driven by previous President Goodluck Jonathan had in 2014 marked the Same Sex (Prohibition) Act which banned gay marriage and endorsed a jail term of 14 years for people discovered liable of such.
As indicated by the RPD, which is responsible for hearing and choosing claims for displaced person security made in Canada, Nigeria has overwhelmed emergency ridden Haiti which was number one the earlier year.
The absolute number of pending applications from over the world remained at 71,675 which suggests that Nigeria speaks to around 17 percent of all out pending applications from among the more than 170 nations.
Haiti comes an inaccessible second with 6,811 pending applications while India has 5,175. Mexico has 3,525; Colombia, which finished a common war scarcely three years back, has 3,056 while China has 2,105. Jawad Kassab, who drove the exile and migration program at Legal Aid Ontario in 2017, said the organization had distinguished an uncommon example in sexual direction claims documented by Nigerian displaced person seekers.
Kassab revealed to CBC News that he was worried that if claims were created, evacuees with authentic cases may have a harder time getting the assistance they need.” It nerves me as a result of the potential effect it could have on the outcast framework and the Canadian open’s view of exile inquirers and outcasts in a truly defenseless time all around,” he said.
According to unclesuru.com, Kassab said Legal Aid Ontario, which takes care of the legitimate expenses for most displaced person claims heard in the region, wound up suspicious after a normal audit of exile applications demonstrated that 60 to 70 percent of around 600 Nigerian cases made in Ontario since April 2017 depended on oppression as a result of sexual orientation.
The National Orientation Agency has in this way advised Nigerians against urgency while looking for refuge abroad, saying despite the fact that the body couldn’t prevent anybody from looking for better life some place, Nigerians ought not do it definitely.
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