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Canada has committed $25 million in assistance already.
Their future is at stake and we will all be held accountable.
The UN's human rights chief has called the Rohingya crisis a "textbook example" of ethnic cleansing.
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As a Christian, I believe that I have a moral obligation to speak out for all people.
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The hell children continue to endure is unfathomable to many of us, and it's easy to be overwhelmed by the scale of need.
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But Canada's foreign affairs minister was vague on details.
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Myanmar's de facto leader was made an honorary Canadian in 2007.
Canada awarded Suu Kyi honorary citizenship for her fight against the military dictatorship.
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Thousands fleeing on foot and by boat to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Entire Rohingya villages have been destroyed. Fleeing the violence in Myanmar, thousands of the Rohingya have taken refuge in neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Thailand; thousands more have died fleeing, many drowning in overcrowded boats.
For every tragic incident in the world today, there are countless more women and men humanitarians -- changemakers -- making the world a better place in their own respective capacities. Light is more potent and powerful in effacing darkness; let's each of us resolve to spread more light around us, in our communities, and throughout our world.