"Whenever you take on something as big as this, you have to ask yourself, where are those resources coming from..."
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Syrians fleeing the civil war will no longer have to prove they are convention refugees under the United Nations Refugee Agency.
The federal government sought to delay the arrival of refugees last year because it was running out of money.
"It really gets cold in winter," a colleague had warned me, as I prepared to leave for Jordan earlier this month to join the World Vision team serving Syrian refugee families living there.
Like most people, I wondered, "how cold could it possibly get in the Middle East?"
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The federal government is seeking to resettle more Syrian refugees but only from the country’s religious minorities, according to sources close to discussions around Canada’s position on refugees from...
A Canadian woman and her Syrian husband are speaking out from a Damascus suburb because they're frightened and desperate to flee the escalating danger together. They're distraught because he...
As Lebanon is drawn into its neighbour's conflict, sectarian tensions mount and the cost of hosting more than 700,000 refugees takes its toll. The welcome mat so graciously rolled out by the Lebanese for Syrian refugees is now becoming frayed at the edges.
Recently, there has been much discussion about establishing a "safe haven" within Syria's borders to protect the growing number of refugees fleeing the country's civil war, which unfortunately have received little backing. Can we hold that bordering states have a duty to accept more fleeing Syrians? This is a tough call, as the international community is not helping the situation in any certain terms.