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#WelcomeRefugees: Canada resettled Syrian refugees

As millions of Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada is working with Canadians, including …

Canada

Canada welcomes 10,000th Syrian refugee

<b>By Michel Comte</b><p>Canada has welcomed its 10,000th Syrian refugee, the government announced on Wednesday, although almost two weeks behind schedule and …

Canada officially welcomes first 10,000 Syrian refugees

As Canada welcomes its first 10,000 Syrian refugees, the minister of immigration said Wednesday that the government is working to bring in thousands …

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Their New Home

Something thoroughly Canadian is happening--the country is welcoming the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees. And the Prime Minister was at the airport …

For Kids

Countries Sending Aid To Syrian Refugees

Many countries around the world are sending aid to the people of Syria. They are also trying to figure out how to help many Syrians leave the country …

For Kids

Refugee crisis: Denmark government defends plan to strip refugees’ valuables 'to pay for their stay'

The Danish government has defended plans to strip asylum seekers of valuables to pay for their stay in the country.<p>The idea proposed in draft …

North Africa

Syrian refugees: Are others left out of the generosity?

Non-profits challenged by how to include all refugees in the outpouring of support for Syrians<p>They endured war, Islamic extremism, and years of limbo …

Why Canada's refugee plan falls well short of a real solution

What does 'duty to protect' mean in a world awash in refugees?<p><i>The idea of global justice is rooted in the aspiration to make the world a better</i> …

More than 1 million migrants arrived in Europe in 2015, watchdog says

GENEVA -- More than 1 million people driven out of their countries by war, poverty and persecution entered Europe in this record-breaking year, …

Aegean Sea

Syrian Refugee Crisis The Canadian News Story Of The Year

OTTAWA — For years, the millions displaced by the ongoing civil war in Syria hardly registered on Canada's radar, but a single death this fall …

Canada

Canada aims to double intake of Syrian refugees to 50,000: McCallum

Canada’s Minister of Immigration and Citizenship says the country’s resettlement program for Syrian refugees could double its intake by the end of next year to 50,000.<p>John McCallum was in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Sunday, meeting with Syrian families preparing to board flights to Canada. He …

Canada Will Double Syrian Refugees Admitted in 2016

Canada announced it will double the amount of Syrian refugees it admits in 2016.<p>The country had initially pledged to take in 25,000 refugees by the …

As Syrian Refugees Reach Canada, Many Are Pitching In

Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to bring in 25,000 Syrians within a matter of months, but it's not just his government that's handling the massive task of resettling the refugees.<p>Across Canada, churches, communities and businesses are all pitching in, as are many individuals, who …

Canada

Canada plans to double number of Syrian refugees for resettlement

Canada has already begun welcoming Syrian refugees on government sponsored flights from the Middle East as part of a fast-track resettlement …

More than 1 million migrants crossed into Europe in 2015, migration organization says

More than 1 million migrants and refugees have crossed into Europe this year, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, passing a symbolic milestone amid the fallout of war, poverty and persecution in Africa and the Middle East.<p>With just days left in 2015, the Geneva-based …

North Africa