#RescueAfghanWomanAndBaby Help Amena & baby to flee Afghanistan & join family in Winnipeg

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A family living in Winnipeg, who fled the Taliban in Afghanistan and found refuge in Canada in 2015, are fighting to bring their murdered son's/brother's wife and baby to Canada. They will remain anonymous out of concern for the safety of the young woman and child. The family represents a minority ethnicity and religious group. They fled Afghanistan under the dark of night to escape persecution and to find freedom, such as education forbidden to their daughters. Their son/brother, Dadvar*, was not able to flee and remained behind in Afghanistan. He was living in hiding with his family until he was discovered and executed by unknown individuals in the fall of 2017. It is believed that the Taliban are responsible for his execution due to previous threats. Dadvar was only 30 years old when he was murdered, leaving behind a young wife, Amena*, and a two-year-old son.

The lives of Amena and her baby are at grave risk due to the same threat. They are traumatized, in poverty and internally displaced. They have been hiding in different locations, trying to flee to another country in the hopes of seeking refuge in Canada. 

Dadvar's family is fighting to bring their son's widow and child to Winnipeg, where they can support them financially and emotionally. However, their attempts have been in vain. Every second that passes, the lives of Amena and her son are in jeopardy.

As friends and supporters of Dadvar's family in Winnipeg, we call on Justin Trudeau, Ahmed Hussen and the Government of Canada to allow Amena and her baby to come to Canada under humanitarian and compassionate provisions in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

PLEASE join us and tell Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada to allow Amena and her son to join their family in Canada.

*Pseudonyms have been used to protect the identity of the woman & child.  Photo: CNS photo/Ghulamullah Habibi, Reuters

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