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Canada: Syrian refugees greeted by Trudeau as they arrive to Toronto


On Thursday, The first large group of Syrian refugees coming  to Canada by government aircraft arrived in Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the refugees  at a temporary processing centre at Pearson International Airport. The PM was accompanied  by the ministers of immigration, health and defence, as well as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Trudeau greeted  the first two families to …

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Muslims and Christians work together  to bring refugees to  Canada  


Muslims and Christians formed a partnership to bring refugee families to Victoria.They will work to help families that fled violence  in Syria and Iraq. The partnership  is formed between  Masjid Al-Iman  ,  Oak Bay United Church and St. Aidan’s United Church in Saanich. Ismail Mohamed Nur, the mosque’s imam said “The groups are a good match… the Muslim community is “very …

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“ART4LIVES”  workshops to help refugee children to cope with war in Syria


In Lebanon ,The Phd candidate and psychologist Lara Kalaf, launched a crowd funding campaign on indiegogo to finance a new psychosocial support program for refugee children called “ART4LIVES”. These artistic workshops will teach participant refugee children a realistic ways to cope with the negative consequences of the war in Syria . what called the psychological resilience is the best way …

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Canada will Accept 10,000 Syrians within One Year


Canadian government said that it would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees within one year by simplifying and speeding up the immigration application process. the Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship said in a statement that Visa officers will no longer ask the applicants to prove that they are refugees through a United Nations refugee agency, but will instead  “presume those fleeing the …

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Misreading the Refugee Crisis

(Niño Jose Heredia/©Gulf News)

By Ramzy Baroud So far this year, “nearly one quarter of a million migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe”, reported Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, citing the International Organisation for Migration. The situation is indeed bleak, not only because the number of refugees is constantly on the rise, but also because Europe appears rather disinterested in addressing the root causes …

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Canada : Harper pledges to welcome 10,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria

Stephen Harper

 Stephen Harper is vowing to open Canada’s doors wider to assist refugees displaced by Islamic State fighters Harper used a campaign visit to pledge that a Conservative government would accept 10,000 refugees from Iraq and Syria over the next four years, despite criticism that the government has been slow to welcome the civilians it already promised to take in. he cautioned that …

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“Talent for Syria” A Canadian event to support  Syrian children  


A   new event will be held in Toronto,  Canada  called ” Talent for Syria ”  to engage youth and the community in artistic expression to support Syrians. The Charity Event is organized to  help  in  sending Syrian orphaned refugees to Al Salam School in Reyhanli-Turkey, a project run by the Syrian Kids Foundation. Many Syrian children have been deprived of an …

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The B Vocabulary: The Western Left and Its Sterile ‘Field of Ideas’

Che Guevara / Marilyn Monroe. (Kate Stanworth, Argentina Independent)

By Ramzy Baroud Over the year, I realized that the term ‘left’ is not exclusive to a political ideology, but a mode of thinking championed mostly by self-tailored ‘leftist’ western intellectuals. I grew to dislike it with intensity. But that has not always been the case. My father was a communist, or so he called himself. He read the translated …

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 UNHCR : Syria is the world’s biggest source of refugees 

(info graph from UNHCR facebook page)

On Thursday, the UNHCR released its latest report ” The UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report: World at War”.  it said that worldwide displacement was at the highest level ever recorded. And the number of people who forced to displaced at 2014 rose to 59.5 million compared to 51.2 million a year earlier. It also showed that over half the world’s …

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Stuck in Area A: How We Were Duped into Disowning the Palestinians

Children carry goods at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing in Aleppo

By Ramzy Baroud  Are you surprised that there has been little mobilization to help Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, which is overrun by militants, and besieged by the Syrian army? Palestinians – and Syrians – there are killed in a myriad of ways, including starvation. I am not surprised. Even before Palestinian refugees found themselves …

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