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By admin2 on Thursday, January 28, 2016

As Ottawa places thousands of Syrian refugees in hotels and shelters while they hunt for permanent housing, private sponsorship groups are clamouring for families to  help.  The disconnect, say critics, is a disservice to the government-assisted families cramped inside the not-so-welcoming temporary accommodation and to the eager community volunteers who have raised the money and have everything ready to receive the newcomers for a new life in Canada.

By admin2 on Thursday, January 28, 2016
Visa officers in Jordan and Lebanon were instructed to track “areas of focus” for Syrian refugees, which included tracking if someone was part of an ethnic or religious minority. The following month, admissions fell to just 9 people.
By admin2 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Near the front lines of war, Turkey is quietly struggling to cope with the hundreds of thousands of migrants moving through and living within its borders.

By admin2 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says it’s vital that resettled Syrian refugees are successfully integrated into Canadian cities, not just from a social and cultural perspective, but from a public safety perspective.
By admin2 on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Spaces in the first-come, first-served immigration program to which people must apply to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada are at such a premium that some applicants are paying hundreds of dollars to ensure the government considers their cases first.

By admin2 on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
While many applicants are opting to fork over extra cash to specialty courier companies who line up, sometimes overnight, to ensure their clients get a jump on the line, others are going with the traditional firms and hoping for the best. It’s a gamble and a scramble.
By admin2 on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The UN's refugee agency is warning the bill could fuel xenophobia in Denmark, a country that has already imposed a series of anti-refugee policies since its government was elected last June.

By admin2 on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Ten-year old is one of the first Syrian refugee children to show up this week in a Toronto classroom as part of Canada's commitment to bring 25,000 refugees here by end of February.

By admin2 on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Dozens of clinics to be set up across GTA in next few months.  Hospitals and health centres across the GTA have begun to open their doors to Syrian refugees in need of medical care, but say the demand so far has been low and they expect a greater influx of patients over the next few months.

By admin2 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Syrian refugee, Bassel Sayegh, says he can't wait to start his new life in Edmonton, but feels guilty for leaving his family behind. "They have nothing; no electricity. It's difficult. I think about them everyday."