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Even After 6 Years Of Violence, Syrian Children Won't Be Forgotten

Megan Radford | Posted 03.15.2017 | Canada Impact
Megan Radford

After six years of violence, Syrian children need us to believe in them more than ever. We must to ensure that an entire generation of children with dreams for the future doesn't get lost in the rubble. I have been allowed to grow up in peace into a future that allows me to work for my dreams. Syrian children deserve the same.

6 Years Into War, Syria's Children Are Still Dreaming

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, World Vision has released a report, comparing the fears and dreams of Syrian children with those from other countries. We wanted to get a better understanding of how violence might affect a child's view of the world.

Children's Suffering In Syria Is At Its Worst

UNICEF Canada | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

Challenges in access in several parts of Syria stand in the way of assessing the full scale of children's suffering and of urgently getting humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable girls and boys. Beyond the bombs, bullets and explosions, children are dying in silence often from diseases that can otherwise be easily prevented. Access to medical care, lifesaving supplies and other basic services remains difficult.

6 Years Of War Have Given Syrian Winters A Chilling New Meaning

UNICEF Canada | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

For children and their families across Syria, winter used to bring joy. But after six years of conflict, childhood memories of getting cozy around the heater, playing in the snow and warm winter clothes are all but forgotten.

International Community Must Demand Safety For Syrians In Wadi Barada

Genevieve Zingg | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Genevieve Zingg

In a flagrant violation of the agreed-upon ceasefire, the Syrian government launched a heavy offensive on rebel-held Wadi Barada valley in the final days of December. Residents have been deprived of running water and electricity and are being bombarded by hundreds of missiles and barrel bombs.

Children Suffer As Taps Run Dry In Syria's Capital

UNICEF Canada | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

An estimated 5.5 million people, including two million children, have been cut off from running water for over three weeks in Damascus and its surroundings, the longest cut Syria's capital has seen. Intense fighting damaged the water infrastructure for the two main drinking water sources for Damascus.

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.

Fake News Will Become Old News In 2017

Jon Packer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

In this bizarre, post-truth world, digital media has been called out for creating an epidemic of fake news. Facebook, in particular, has drawn the ire of many for hosting fake news items, while continuing to claim that most of its content is authentic.

Globe And Mail Columnist Demonizes Israel

Mike Fegelman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

They "... are humiliated, terrorized, abused, insulted, evicted, demolished, confiscated, dispossessed, expropriated, beaten, wounded or killed by Gol...

'Twas Days Before Christmas, In A Very Troubled World

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

Despite it not being "my" holiday, I've always enjoyed Christmas, or at least the "spirit" of it. But in December of 2014 -- much like this year -- I was having a really hard time getting into it.

Syrian Winter Is The Latest Threat To Aleppo's Children Of War

UNICEF Canada | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

"The winter months are even more brutal for children inside Syria. I saw children who fled their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back. After the horrors they have lived through, now they have to cope with the piercing cold."

Little Bana Alabed Has Been Safely Rescued From Aleppo

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 12.19.2016 | Canada

The seven-year-old gained international attention for her tweets from the besieged Syrian city.

Canada Has An Opportunity To Be The Voice Of Reason On Syria

Jabeur Fathally | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Jabeur Fathally

If there is anyone to blame, it is -- and can only be -- the governments implicated in this internationalized conflict. Those who support the armed groups, both militarily and logistically, and those who oppose the international justice system investigating the atrocities and crimes perpetrated in this conflict are all to blame.

How Russia Successfully Gaslighted The West

Adam Caldwell | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Adam Caldwell

Democracy is underpinned by governing through informed consent of the masses. A strong and independent media is a nation's window into the affairs of the nation. Currently too many westerners cannot tell an opinion piece (like this one) from true investigative journalism. Attention spans are too short for long investigative pieces, and forget taking 2 minutes to check a source!

Trump Will Succeed Where Obama Failed In Syria

Luke Rebello | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

Come January 20, president-elect Donald Trump will change American foreign policy in the Middle East for the better by voicing opinions which break from the policy decisions of the Obama and Bush administrations.

Aleppo's Residents Are Showing The World What Is Happening To Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada

Many were tweeting videos amid the destruction.

Dear Pakistan, When Will You Stop The Persecution Of Ahmadis?

Jari Qudrat | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Jari Qudrat

This persecution has personally affected me and continues to cause me great pain, grief and sorrow. I'd like to fall in love with Pakistan again, but something holds me back. It seems to be fear of continuing to lose those that I love most. And so, I have to ask, O Pakistan, when will you stop?

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.

Canada Needs Real Leadership To End The Syrian War

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The challenge for Canadian foreign policy is to mitigate the risks of the rebels faltering in Aleppo, with the more long-term strategic challenge of Russia and Iran's vicious play for power. Should Aleppo fall, an even more dystopian region will emerge.

Is Humanity Screwed?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Michael Bociurkiw

Despite the outrage, there is no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Syria. As the war grinds on, very few people have any workable solutions. Even a temporary ceasefire, for which the UN is begging all sides to adhere to in order to allow humanitarian aid in, is almost impossible to achieve -- and looks more distant after Syrian Government forces began closing in on rebel-held territory in East Aleppo over the weekend.

Water Cuts Add To Daily Challenge Of Survival For Aleppo's Children

UNICEF Canada | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Impact
UNICEF Canada

For children living in one of the deadliest places on earth, this lack of safe water is a continuous threat to their survival. Alongside 100,000 children living in east Aleppo, nine-year-old Judy has been robbed of her childhood. Instead of going to school or playing with friends, her life is full of constant stress.

What Donald J. Trump Means For Canadian Foreign Policy

Shuvaloy Majumdar | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Shuvaloy Majumdar

The pressures on Canadian interests abroad will be significant, so long as the United States remains the guarantor of Canadian national security and the major partner in economic prosperity. So what does the U.S. election mean for Canada in the world?

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.

Trump And Hillary Represent The Great American Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Todhunter

Most U.S. voters seem to believe the lies being fed to them: A public that is encouraged to regard what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya as a disconnected array of events in need of Western intervention based on bogus notions of 'humanitarianism' or a 'war on terror', rather than the planned machinations of empire.

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.