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In 2014, ISIS began forcing thousands of Yazidi women into sex slavery.
Canada awarded Suu Kyi honorary citizenship for her fight against the military dictatorship.
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Thousands fleeing on foot and by boat to neighbouring Bangladesh.
Canada is actually partially to blame for their predicament.
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“Anything I make, nobody’s going to copy me.”
2016 Bob Shlehuber
Emanuel was the first of many people I met on a trip to Uganda who are volunteering to parent unaccompanied children.
Becoming a refugee in the United States wasn't a happy choice; it was painful choice I was pushed to take because all the other options are horrifying.
What we have is an untenable situation and one which the Canadian prime minister should right immediately.
The country is one of the world's toughest places to be a mom.
Stadium built for 1976 Olympics infamous for cost overruns and shortcomings.
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Numbers of asylum seekers have surged in Quebec in recent weeks.
Many are in Quebec temporarily and plan to leave the province.
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“I said: ‘Attached?! What do you you mean?’"
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With a little love, understanding and help when it is needed, we can successfully welcome others into this country.
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Lina's life as a refugee has been fraught with loneliness and fear. Her journey began with the murder of her father.
Unfortunately, this is merely the latest chapter in what appears to be a recurring problem for the Trudeau administration.
Without options to excel outside of the household, many girls are kept silent and their needs are left unaddressed. Unfortunately, gender and age make refugee girls vulnerable to unique and especially dangerous challenges. Some are forced into child marriage in an effort to escape starvation for themselves or their families, often with older men.
Through encounters like this one with Aysha, I have seen firsthand that all mothers have the same dreams for their children. We want them to be safe, happy and successful, and that hope doesn't change even if your circumstances are difficult. If anything, it may even become more important.
"I thank God that I've been accepted to stay in Canada."
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"People forget the resilience; [refugees] are human beings that have survived."
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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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UNICEF says 96,000 unaccompanied children claimed asylum in Europe in 2015.
They allegedly charged as much as US$300 for a ride to the Canadian border.
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"All we're asking today is that people come to Canada legally."
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"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together."
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We are presented opportunities everyday to make a difference in the lives of those around us, near or far, through our actions, time, or money. Whether we embrace that opportunity is up to us and, evidently, even the smallest of gestures or actions can veritably snowball into lasting results.
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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.
"Philoxenia" is a word that encapsulates the concept of showing love, compassion, and hospitality toward strangers. While I often hear the term "xenophobia," (fear of the strangers) I had never heard an antonym for it. Philoxenia is just that. I would love to see "philoxenia" become as commonly used (and practiced) among us as it's opposite. It's what the world needs now!
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As much as I craved my mother's warm embrace, the smell of the sea and the happy moments that I did share with my partner in our home, I couldn't help but wonder if my homophobic attackers were still around. And that uncertainty - coupled with the fact that our love is still considered a crime there - was my wake-up call.
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Barriers and containment will not stop people from fleeing, and deportations to unsafe countries merely returns victimized people to unending uncertainty, oppression and abuse. Let us ensure that our treatment of vulnerable people trapped in the desperation of the global migration system remains dignified.
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Canada has a compassionate, principled approach to both immigration and refugees. Our government's inability to control this developing situation may ultimately do harm to our current refugee system, ultimately causing Canadians to have a lack of faith in the system, and ultimately in the government that is charged with managing it.
A lot of Canadians also aren't happy about the Trudeau government's approach.