Syrian refugee crisis
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.
And large numbers are worried about how many Syrians Canada plans to welcome.
Two refugee crises may be more than 70 years apart, but they have striking parallels.
"If you promise me you will do something for the children of Syria, I am already your new friend."
He had planned to meet with the governor of Vermont.
International Human Rights Day should be a chance to celebrate the advances we've made to make the world a safer place for those suffering the threats of hate, racism and division. But we seem to be taking steps backwards. The president-elect of the United States got to that office by unleashing and lending legitimacy to the hatred and xenophobia that we normally look to our political leaders to push back against.
Canada's neighbour elects a new president Tuesday.
Almost all of the children who study at this school have fled violence in northern rural Hama over a year ago, and sought refuge in caves and tents that are spread along this rural area. Last year, some of the children living in rural Idleb had an opportunity to catch up on the education they have missed.
Now that Syrian newcomers have arrived safely in Canada, they can start building their new lives. As the focus shifts from managing the large number of arrivals to integrating families, particularly youth, we see a critical need for more collaboration, research, and knowledge sharing of best practices in Canada and around the world.
Canada's private sponsorship program has gained international attention.