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Palestinian Woman Finds New Life in Volunteering

MONTREAL – Fleeing conflict in Gaza, Palestinian mother-of-four Hend Elhouseny hopes her volunteering work will help the needy and immigrant women find a new life in Canada. “I’m out of three wars, and a siege, and a lot of difficulties and conflict, but [I’m] still alive, and here in Canada,” Elhouseny told CBC. “I have …

From a Somali Refugee to the First US Hijab-Clad Model

From a Somali Refugee to the First US Hijab-Clad Model

Born in 1997, Halima Aden was displaced by conflicts and famine in Somalia to neighboring Kenya where she spent her early childhood in a sprawling settlement, home to tens of thousands of refugees and asylum seekers. When she was seven, her family managed to get permission to immigrate to the United States. As a high …

Inside the 'Nicest Place in America', Syrian Refugee’s Restaurant

A falafel restaurant opened by a Syrian refugee in Tennessee has become a pillar in his community,  and a gathering place for people from all backgrounds and walks of life TENNESSEE – A Syrian-refugee’s new falafel shop in Tennessee was the winner of this year’s Reader’s Digest Nicest Place in America accolade, welcoming people from all …

This Elderly Rohingya Woman Was Forced out of Her Home Three Times

This Elderly Rohingya Woman Was Forced Out of Her Home Three Times

90-year-old SheGul Zahar fled Myanmar in August 2017 after her village was burnt down. Now she lives in a makeshift shelter in Bangladesh. Gul was forced to flee her country in 1978 and again in 1991. This is her third time as a refugee! Rohingya Muslims have endured decades of repression in Myanmar. Four generations of Gul’s family …

Muslim Newcomer Families Celebrate Canada Day

Muslim Newcomer Families Celebrate Canada Day

OTTAWA – Every July 1, Canada celebrates its national day, an occasion poignantly special to Muslims who have recently come to the country. “I think a lot people find Canada a safe place. It’s nice to be reminded annually that it’s still a safe haven,” Mohammed Al-Radi, Syrian Muslim husband of Lamees and father of …

Profits of Shirts Mocking Melania Trump Goes to Refugees

Proceeds from T-Shirts Mocking Melania Go to Refugees

WASHINGTON – The US First lady, Melania Trump, caused the stir with her “I Really Don’t Care” jacket, and this has inspired clothing companies to sell T-shirts with a counter message and donate the proceeds to refugee services. Melania wore the controversial jacket during her visit to a camp of migrant children near the border. …

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Refugees Have Many Stories to Share

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. …

Game of Thrones Star Reunites with a Syrian Refugee

Game of Thrones Star Reunites with a Syrian Refugee

Actress Lena Headey first met Marwa, a mum from Syria, at a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos in 2016. Through a language barrier, the pair bonded and Headey promised to bring Marwa’s story to the world. Now, the pair have met again in Germany where Marwa has started a new life. Headey, who …



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