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Aid shipment to Afghanistan cancelled due to anti-terrorist law

Marie Woolf

The Canadian Press

Published Wednesday, August 10, 2022 8:14PM EDT

OTTAWA -- Two containers of food bound for Afghanistan have been cancelled by a Canada-based aid agency because of a law banning any dealings with the Taliban.

World Vision says it has been forced to cancel a large shipment of “therapeutic food,” which it said could have fed around 1,800 children.

Canada should loosen visa requirements to allow more Ukrainian refugees: report

Bill Graveland

The Canadian Press

Published Aug. 11, 2022 1

CALGARY - A new report says Canada needs to change its federal visa policy to speed up the admission of Ukrainian refugees, which has slowed to a trickle.

The study by the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy released Thursday says that compared to other countries, Canada has received a small number of the millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced since Russia invaded the eastern European country in February.

[TW] On the run and hiding in a hole: Thousands of Afghans who helped Canada still facing Taliban vengeance

'The (Canadian) government is just ambiguously silent to the vast majority of these people. No one is getting any kind of answer back'

Author of the article:Tom Blackwell

Publishing date:Aug 11, 2022 

Somewhere in southern Afghanistan, a former employee of Canada’s armed forces has been living for the last eight months in a hole in the ground, literally.