Canada Refugees

Zi-Ann Lum

Canada Limits New Private Sponsorships Of Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Politics

But the federal government says applications already in its system will be processed.

Some Syrian Refugees Lose Government Aid After A Year. What's Next?

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada

"I will try and try. If I don’t find, I will work with anything."

Refugees Risk Freezing To Death In Serbian Warehouses

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada

"... camps are full and already stretched beyond capacity."

How One Syrian Family Is Settling In To Their New Life In P.E.I.

UNICEF Canada | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

The brutal Syrian conflict has forced over 2.2 million children to flee to neighbouring countries and beyond. Basel Alrashdan, 11, and his family were the first Syrian family to be resettled on Canada's Prince Edward Island.

Joshua Ostroff

A Gay Refugee's Journey From Syria To Marching Next To Trudeau

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living

"I was overwhelmed by the presence of the prime minister next to me."

Zi-Ann Lum

'Pay It Forward': Canada Resettles Nearly 39,000 Syrian Refugees

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.24.2016 | Canada

It takes a community to help a Syrian family settle in for their first Canadian winter.

A Quiet Siege In South Sudan

Development Unplugged | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

The Equatorian region had been regarded as the green belt of South Sudan. That's a big deal for a country teetering on the brink of a food crisis since its inception. Its staple crops such as sorghum and maize have helped local farmers earn a meagre living, helped by the fact that the area is home to major trading routes between Juba and neighbouring countries of Uganda and Kenya.

In South Sudan, Children Remain Trapped In The Trauma Of War

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Impact
Michael Bociurkiw

As the world's youngest country, South Sudan, marks the third year of a vicious civil war, I am learning the heart-wrenching stories of some of the 200,000 civilians who have sought shelter in UN-protected camps. I'm here to learn about the impact of the conflict, especially on children.

Are Non-Syrian Refugees Facing Discriminatory Rejections In Canada?

Ardeshir Zarezadeh | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Ardeshir Zarezadeh

In 2016, more than 36,300 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada. The world applauded the new government and citizens worldwide pushed their governments to follow in Canada's footsteps. However, the heroic story ended with the Syrian refugees as Canada has not extended its helping hand to other nationalities in the same way.

Canada Needs To Expand Efforts To Provide Migrants Security

Jerry Dias | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

We have in our midst many newcomers who were forced to flee their homelands, but live in constant fear of being found and forced to return. Their need to escape to this county was just as great as that of the Syrians, and yet that need is often not recognized.

Syrian Refugees Celebrate One Year In Canada

CP | Morgan Lowrie | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics

"At a time when many countries closed their doors to refugees, we in Canada said 'come on in, you're welcome.'"

Preparing For Winter In Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp

UNICEF Canada | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Originally from Dara'a in Syria, the family have been in Za'atari since its beginning and are coming up to the five-year mark of living in the camp. Lina, the youngest, was born in the camp, and Adnan was only one month old when he arrived and says that he doesn't remember Syria.

The Humanizing Power Of Baking (And Breaking) Bread

Kelli Kieley | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Kelli Kieley

While we focus on (and maybe obsess over) the nutrients, vitamins or calories in our food, food social enterprises like Newcomer Kitchen are using food's potential to open minds, build healthy communities, and open minds. "You are what you eat" takes on new meaning if we consider not only what is in our dinner, but how and with whom we are dining.

A Neo-Nazi Group Just Attacked A Refugee Camp In Greece

Genevieve Zingg | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada
Genevieve Zingg

Right-wing fascist group Golden Dawn attacked refugees and set fire to Souda camp on Chios island on Wednesday night. According to eyewitnesses, approximately sixty members of the group descended on the camp around 01:00, launching a series of flares and throwing large rocks before setting fire to several tents.

Trump's Rise Obligates Us To Question So-Called Canadian Values

Petra Molnar | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Petra Molnar

Kelly Leitch stated that Trump's victory sends an "exciting message" that is needed in Canada. This is the same candidate that continues to call for screening of immigrants for so-called Canadian values. But what are these values and which groups get to define them?

Let's Remember The Child Survivors Of War

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

The children of war will never forget what they've been through. When that minute of silence has ended this Remembrance Day, please keep the world's child survivors in front of you. Then reach out to help them.

Trudeau's Off To A Good Start, With A Long Way To Go

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Sarah E. Leamon

Justin Trudeau has enjoyed an extended honeymoon as a political celebrity on the world stage. He ran a campaign that promised so much and appealed to so many. Trudeau won our hearts and our votes, and after an extended period of Conservative rule, we were eager to see the new, fresh changes that his campaign promised. So after one year, it's time to sit down and ask ourselves: has Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered on his promises?

How Global Events Change Our Eating Habits

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Much of what we eat is reflected in how we live. Like it or not, globalization has arrived on our dinner plates big time. The palates of today's families are much more educated in terms of foreign foods and eating habits than ever before. All kinds of ethnic delicacies have become staples in households that were limited to locally grown basics just a generation ago.

MPs Vote Unanimously To Bring Yazidi Refugees To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

Rona Ambrose has said a minimum of 1,000 Yazidi women and girls should be brought in.

Yazidis Fleeing ISIS To Arrive In Canada Within 120 Days: McCallum

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Politics

The immigration minister says they are a priority for the government.

Ethiopia's Best Now Run For Canada And For Matthew House

Lesley Ciarula Taylor | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Lesley Ciarula Taylor

The regular three-hour-a-day training of their professional lives is on hold along with so much else as they wait to hear if Canada will accept them. "Life is day-to-day," says Dawit. "I have lost my country, my friends, my family." But he has found a new family at Matthew House and a new country in Canada and it already feels good.

Canada Turned Discomfort Around Refugee Crisis Into Real Action

Yaman Al-Nachawati | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Living
Yaman Al-Nachawati

The ripple effect of our collective decision to address this discomfort has been felt worldwide. Since that time, we have helped restart the lives of more than 30,000 newcomers. Our unique integration methods are hailed as an international model.

Poetry Was My Refuge As A Child Living Through The Gulf War

Lubna Javed | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Lubna Javed

I was two months short of being 12. I went to bed quite late, only to be startled shortly afterwards by my mother. She was attempting to wake my father. She was yelling, "The war has started!" Years later I can still clearly recall the fright with which I got up. The haunting sound of the sirens still rings in my ears.

Imagine Welcoming 8,200 South Sudanese Refugees In A Day

David Schulze | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Impact
David Schulze

Last month, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that in just three weeks, it processed 37,491 refugees from South Sudan who were fleeing to neighbouring Uganda -- 8,200 arrived in a single day.

It's Not 'Cool' That My Next-Door Neighbours Are Syrian Refugees

Amanda Buessecker | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Buessecker

Being a refugee isn't fun, you see. It is not an adventure. It isn't an extended vacation at the expense of another. It is a sacrifice. It is a last resort. They may be safe here, but they wish that their own country wasn't at war. They would rather be there than here. Frankly, it sucks that my new neighbours are Syrian refugees.