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Saturday, 12 January 2019
Media release

Statement: Ms Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun

Australia welcomes news that Ms Al-Qunun has been offered a place in Canada’s humanitarian program.

The safety of Ms Al-Qunun has always been the Australian Government’s primary concern, and we have been working with the UNHCR and international partners to ensure her claim is assessed appropriately. 

At the time of the UNHCR’s referral to Canada on January 11, the assessment of Ms Al-Qunun’s case by Australian officials was progressing.

Australia has one of the most generous humanitarian programs in the world, and all applications are considered in accordance with Australian law and procedures.

We wish Ms Al-Qunun all the best for her future in Canada.