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Awash In Refugees, Whose Needs Come First?

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

We are awash in refugees, today, especially with the disaster taking place in Syria. We have limited resources -- human and financial. We must priorit...

The Plight of the Female Refugee -- Breaking Barriers

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Senator Mobina Jaffer

We have learned from Bebe that the spirit of female refugees all over the world is unwavering. Every day more than 7.3 million women live and work, regardless of setbacks, to provide for their families. Women, who like all people, want nothing more than to have a better life for themselves and for those they love.

The Plight of Female Refugee: Bebe's Story About Life in Dzaleka

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Senator Mobina Jaffer

A young woman named Bebe has lived in Dzaleka for more than four years now. A refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, she and her husband started a small restaurant not too long ago to try and bring in some income to help support their young daughter.

The Plight of the Female Refugee

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

Globally an estimated 15.2 million individuals have officially been identified as refugees. Of those 15.2 million, 48% are female. That's more than 7.3 million mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives, who by the very definition of 'refugee' are unable to return to their homes for reasons far beyond their control.

Food for Thought on World Refugee Day

Rosemary McCarney | Posted 08.18.2012 | Canada
Rosemary McCarney

There are an estimated 12 million displaced people on the planet at this moment and most of them are children. News of this came around the same time as the controversy surrounding Bill C-31, and the way the Harper government wants to crack down on immigration and refugees. But this World Refugee Day, let's be careful and conscious in our assessment of exactly who these people are.

Feed the Body and the Soul in Dadaab

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Beyond the urgency of filling empty stomachs is the legacy of torture and trauma that so many of these refugees have endured. The soul can become just as empty.

Lunch With... CAMH Psychiatrist Dr. Steven Cohen

Mary Warner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Dr. Steven Cohen is a psychiatrist at CAMH (the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) in Toronto. He has also worked with Doctors wi...