BRING BACK CANADIANS STUCK IN BANGLADESH HOME
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My father is currently in Sylhet, Bangladesh and had a return flight booked for the 4th of April. On the 27th of March, his flight was announced cancelled as the country went on lock down until April 21st 2020.
This isn't just about my father, it's about all of the grandparents, mothers, fathers, uncles and aunts unable to book a flight back during a time of crisis. Some of the elderly don't have access to the proper health care and medications required. As the rate of the victims of Covid19 is growing exponentially, I feel as if it's very important for our loved ones to be back home.
The flight ban has put a lot pressure on families back in Canada who are trying to get their loved ones back home. Unable to get answers, we can't just be sitting around waiting for something magical to happen. It's time to take action and take matters into our own hands to help our trapped Canadians.
I have attempted to reschedule his flight, but at this moment, there are no flights leaving from Bangladesh. Also, it is hard to get out of the house because of the police brutality.
My dad has diabetes and blood pressure problems, he is currently running low on his medications which is super dangerous and making him a prime victim of Covid19. My father is also a health care worker working at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital.
"Bangladesh - Exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh due to the threat of terrorism, as well as political demonstrations, nationwide hartals (enforced strikes) and violent clashes, which can occur at any time." - Canadian Government Website
For those of you reading this that have family trapped in Bangladesh, please do the following steps ASAP:
1. REGISTER at: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration
2. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org with the stranded individuals NAME, DOB, PASSPORT#, FLIGHT DETAILS & LOCATION IN BANGLADESH
STEPS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT:
A. Issue repatriation flights to SYLHET or DHAKA.
B. As there is a lockdown in effect in Bangladesh for more than 21 days, the government MUST work with Bangladeshi officials to allow transportation (busses or any other means of travel) of these stranded Canadians to the Airport.
C. Provide Canadian Citizens with documentation that will allow them to pass police guarded checkpoints to safely arrive at the airport.
I am calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to get these stranded Canadians back onto Canadian soil ASAP. Once again, time is of the essence. Everyday you wait is another day you have risked the lives of your citizens.
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We need to bring awareness to this cause ASAP.
Also, Thank you to Ritu Sihota and hoping her family is helped as soon as possible as well. Please sign her petition to get her family back from India.
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