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Syrian refugees get taste of Canada, and of long road ahead

Toronto Star - ‎4 hours ago‎
Their profile, on paper, is very similar to that of the government-sponsored refugees now crowded into hotels near the airport.
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Syrian Refugees In Canada Not The Only Ones Facing Adversity, Other Refugees Say

Huffington Post Canada - ‎1 hour ago‎
TORONTO - Solomon didn't face a welcoming committee with cameras clicking when he landed in Toronto as a refugee. Instead, he got a send-off.

Calgary Syrian refugees get bus-based dental care

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
The Alex dental health bus helps Syrian refugees 1:41. Some volunteers in Calgary are helping to take a bite out of at least one of the pressing issues facing newly arrived Syrian refugees. MORE ALBERTA NEWS | Banff skiers buried, injured in avalanches ...

Edmonton group using tech to ease work of helping refugees settle

Edmonton Sun - ‎12 hours ago‎
"It's been a flurry of activity," explained Melissa Campbell, one member of a refugee relief group preparing for two Syrian families, one of which is expected to arrive Sunday morning.

Liberals on par to miss refugee target. Again.

Toronto Sun - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
The Liberals are currently on par to miss their Syrian refugee intake target - yet again. If they do, this will create even deeper doubts about the government's ability to effectively manage important files.
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Merkel isolated as allies slam door on refugees

The Local.de - ‎8 hours ago‎
Merkel is battling for a deal that will see refugees more evenly spread around the European Union after Germany welcomed 1.1 million asylum seekers last year.
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Turkey lashes out at demands to open border to Syrian refugees

Toronto Star - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
KILIS, TURKEY—Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the burden or stop the Russian bombings that ...

Hoax Map counters absurd rumours about refugees in Germany

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
A German website called Hoax Map is debunking false rumours about refugees throughout Germany and Austria, many of which range from the absurd to the disturbing.

Report outlines City of Peterborough spending on Syrian refugee resettlement

Peterborough Examiner - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Tamara Hoogerdyk, New Canadians Centre refugee resettlement co-ordinator, addresses the crowd during a New Canadians Centre media conference in Council Chambers at City Hall Monday, December 14, 2015.

Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

Reuters Canada - ‎4 hours ago‎
LESBOS, Greece (Reuters) - She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Her tombstone will bear no name.
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France draws the line on accepting additional refugees

Al Jazeera America - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls rejected on Saturday the idea of a permanent quota system for distributing refugees across Europe, putting Paris at odds with Germany ahead of a summit to discuss the EU crisis over migration.
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Calgary could be asked to take more Syrian refugees, says immigration minister

Calgary Herald - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Federal Immigration Minister John McCallum says Calgary could be asked to take in more Syrian refugees given the city's relative success in resettling people fleeing the war-torn region.

Sudbury faith: Jesus was a refugee

The Sudbury Star - ‎8 hours ago‎
We usually have other names for Jesus like Savior, Lord, Teacher, Messiah, Miracle-worker or Redeemer. But refugee? Matthew's Gospel tells us that a short while after Jesus's birth, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to escape with Mary ...

An 'Uncommon Journey” for Syrian refugees

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Hamilton-area musicians - including Juno winners Tom Wilson, Ian Thomas, Tomi Swick and Steve Strongman - are putting together an album of original songs to raise funds for Syrian refugees. The album, called "Uncommon Journey," has been in the ...
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Refugees find free Berlin films contain a few shock extras

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
BERLIN The Berlin film festival has gone out of its way this year to make refugees feel welcome by giving them free tickets to screenings, but for Syrian refugee Marwa Anjwka and others who have taken up the offer, it can all be a bit of a culture ...
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Months after arriving in B.C., many Syrian refugees still stuck in hotels

Globalnews.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
WATCH: The settlement of Syrian refugees in Metro Vancouver continues to face challenges. As John Hua reports, only a third of the hundreds who have arrived since December have found long-term accommodation.
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Japan took in just 27 refugees last year. Yes, for the entire year— during the refugee crisis

National Post - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
Data from Japan's Justice Ministry show that the country received a dramatic surge in applications for refugee status last year, with the total figure almost doubling to 7,586.

Teen refugees: After-school program deals with trauma

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Kung fu, rope climbing - not what you'd expect to hear in a description of a counselling program. But settlement workers in Burnaby say these activities are helping refugee teenagers deal with trauma. The program is called "Body Worlds and the Brain ...

Syrian refugee family meets the Toronto students who helped them find a new home

CBC.ca - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
CBC first met the Gulesarian family when they were living in a run-down apartment block in Beirut in early December 2015. At the time, the refugees from Aleppo, Syria, had been living in Lebanon for three years and were anxious to get to Canada before ...
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