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Syrian refugee family says new life has challenges, but working hard to adjust

SURREY, B.C. —  Jamil Al Arid has only been in a Canadian classroom since September, but he remembers when it became too dangerous for him to go to school at all in Syria. 614 more words


Here's how other countries are responding to UN's request for refugee resettlement

Here is how some countries have responded directly to the UN:

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OTTAWA – Global refugee resettlement is directed by the United Nations High Commissioners for Refugees. 66 more words


South Korea, China should save defectors: Human Rights Watch

By Ha-young Choi
November 25th, 2015

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent letters to South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Chinese President Xi Jinping, urging that nine defectors who crossed the border into China not be repatriated to North Korea. 543 more words

Fact sheet provided to House of Representatives briefing November 12, 2015

Editor:  Have a Happy Thanksgiving.  I’ll be away from the computer for a couple of days, so that means no comments will be posted until I get back to work. 910 more words

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Could prioritizing gay Syrian refugees do more harm than good?

VANCOUVER — The federal government says it will allow single male Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada if they identify as gay, bisexual or transgender. 650 more words


Agenda 2030: UN sets goal for sustainable development, has 15 years to get it done

This is something I want you to be aware of, and perhaps encourage one of you to delve deeper into—the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” 311 more words

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Iraq: Call on Ban ki Moon For Camp Liberty Protection

Allow me to draw your attention to the letter attached below by hundreds of Liberty residents’ families to the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban ki Moon. 610 more words