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Canada accepted 930 Afghan refugees within the past week

On December 5, 2023, the Canadian government made an update regarding the Afghan refugees arriving in the country. The last update shows Canada has accepted 930 Afghan refugees since November 28, 2023. As of now, Canada has welcomed a total of 43,835 Afghan refugees. Canada received 20,465 Afghans and their families' applications under the Special Immigration Measures Program for Afghans who had assisted the Government of Canada in Afghanistan. 12,870 Afghans arrived in Canada under that program, and 21,510 Afghan nationals came under the Humanitarian program. In addition, Canada admitted 2,945 applicants under the pathway for extended family members of former interpreters.

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