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"If you then have a large influx of refugees, you need to beef up the NGOs' capacities."
But the federal government says applications already in its system will be processed.
Westside Refugee Response
"I will try and try. If I don’t find, I will work with anything."
It takes a community to help a Syrian family settle in for their first Canadian winter.
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What a difference a year makes.
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.
"I chase behind employers to return my calls and emails."
"It feels great to be cooking again. I feel that I was born again."
Motion and Stills
Amnesty releases a list of most-welcoming countries to refugees and No. 1 may surprise you.
"This was the first time any of them had really seen snow."
"We are a regular family, just like so many of yours. Except we are trying to escape, to save our lives, from a war."
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"He's part of the community now."
Over 26,000 Syrians have arrived in Canada since the Liberals took power in November.