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Syrian Refugees

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.
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.
They're grateful for the support and friendship Canadians have extended.
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.
"We look for where we can make a difference.”
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.
There are plenty of lessons to be learned here.