Thank you so much for this question. It's very important. I have mentioned this several times. The last time I mentioned it was with the chairman. We had a meeting in Toronto with the Prime Minister's special adviser on LGBTQ.
In Turkey, we process mostly LGBT refugees, not only Iranian, but non-Iranian as well, since we are a charitable organization operating outside Canada. According to the UNHCR office in Ankara, Turkey, as of May 2016, they had 1,172 LGBTQ cases, of which 1,046 were from Iran. The next country was Iraq, with 62 people. In total, there are 1,200 LGBTQ refugees in Turkey out of a total of two million refugees. They are a very small group of people who are being discriminated against, not only by Turkish society—with homophobia and everything—but even by the other refugee groups. Migration doesn't mean that people change their mentality and values. They bring their values with them. They just pick up their luggage and bring what they believe. If someone is homophobic, it doesn't matter whether they live in Iran or in Canada.
My response is that they need to be prioritized as the most vulnerable refugees however the UNHCR prioritizes them. Canada, in the last several years, prioritized them in order for them to be resettled in Canada, but unfortunately it's been a while since they've been coming to Canada. They were put on hold.
A group of people are in a very bad situation. I don't want to give bad information, but last week two people committed suicide in Turkey because they couldn't wait, especially with the Trump administration's travel ban. It's a very tough situation for LG— [Technical difficulty—Editor].