"I was a little girl when I came from Syria, I was 11 years old and just thinking about toys; now I have grown up."
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Ever since Trump was elected.
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With a little love, understanding and help when it is needed, we can successfully welcome others into this country.
I myself was displaced from Ar-Raqqa six months ago, but nothing I have witnessed since compares to the misery I have seen on children's faces in the past weeks in the camp.
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The founder of the world-renowned horse and acrobatic show Odysseo by Cavalia welcomed more than 800 newcomer families to the Mississauga, Ont. premiere under a sprawling big white tent Wed. June 21st
This explosion was close - much closer than the others that had rattled the village on the outskirts of Homs, Syria, where Sultanah Alchehade lived with her four young children. This one hit the school next door, blasting out one of the walls of their house.
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They're grateful for the support and friendship Canadians have extended.
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Because of the cuts in previous years, many walk-in clinics, pharmacies and specialists continue to deny services to refugees and refugee claimants based on the false assumption that they are not covered.
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"We look for where we can make a difference.”
The foreign affairs minister says Canada wants Bashar Assad's associates to know their war crimes will not be tolerated.
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They wanted to thank the Canadian government for bringing them here, and hope to give something back.
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Thomas Juneau said Donald Trump's own "chaotic" position on Syria left America's allies to react on the fly.
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In the autumn of 2015, folks at my church got very excited about the opportunity to sponsor refugee families from Syria. Plans were made, funds raised, paperwork submitted - and at one point, an apartment was rented. And then, we waited... and waited. Finally, a Syrian family arrived that our parish could sponsor - in March 2017.
"If you then have a large influx of refugees, you need to beef up the NGOs' capacities."
People are concerned military intervention could escalate.
There are plenty of lessons to be learned here.
"We help, we hire all Canadians regardless of where they come from."
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The shelter in Aleppo seems plucked out of a fairy tale. Mohammad and his siblings stepped through the welcoming green door and walked into a safe place for the first time in months. They were surrounded by a tiny garden filled with Jasmine flowers and olive trees and a big house filled with children laughing and playing.
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Today, I'm 47 years old and Canada has been my home for almost 28 years. To this day, whenever I experience difficulties in life or in my career, I feel sadness and regret at not having my father me to help me through the difficult times.
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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.
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Last year, Canada took in some 39,000 Syrian refugees and Canadian cities from coast to coast have made great efforts to help them adapt and assimilate. The U.S., on the other hand, let in a grand total of roughly 13,000 refugees, an embarrassing number given our population is only a tenth of theirs.
Some owe the government thousands of dollars in transportation costs.
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In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.
Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.
As someone who has always been on the forefront of struggling against violent Islamic extremism in Canada and elsewhere, I have been warning against the use of the term Islamophobia to silence objecti...
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The host "talked over me constantly," Tony Clement said.
And large numbers are worried about how many Syrians Canada plans to welcome.
“It can let them see how we are a normal family … We are not different.”
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The teen started a non-profit to help children in poverty.
These newcomers have come up with a great idea to keep food out of the landfill.
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Twenty per cent support ending immigration altogether.
This week marks International Development Week. It comes at a time when people seem to be increasingly shutting their doors and hearts to the world's most vulnerable. As members of the global community, we must seize this moment by standing up for the world's refugees.