Canada parliament votes to take in Yazidi refugees

The government said it is still sorting out a plan for the airlift and does not yet know how many Yazidi refugees Canada will take in over the 120-day periodCanada’s parliament adopted Tuesday an opposition motion to resettle Yazidi refugees within four months, while declaring IS group’s persecution of Yazidis near the Syrian border in northern Iraq a genocide. Iraqi activist Nadia Murad was on hand for the unanimous vote in the House of Commons. The government said it is still sorting out a plan for the airlift and does not yet know how many Yazidi refugees Canada will take in over the 120-day period.

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