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Trapped in an Airport for 7 Months, Syrian Man Finally Finds Home in Canada

Trapped in an Airport for 7 Months, Syrian Man Finally Finds Home in Canada

Stranded for seven months at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia, a Syrian refugee was finally granted entry into Canada, The BBC reported on November 29. According to CNN, two organizations were behind this development. The British Columbia Muslim Association and Canada Caring Society have lobbied for months and eventually managed to sponsor his release. Hassan al-Kontar, …

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 …

Reuniting Refugees with Their Families - Yes, You Can Help!

Reuniting Refugees with Their Families - Yes, You Can Help!

A group of people that have been inspired and moved by the bravery and perseverance of a teenage Syrian refugee named Sedra, are doing a great act of kindness. They learned about her story from a documentary that was produced in Canada, by filmmaker Sura Mallouh.  Sedra along with her parents and grandmother were relocated while simultaneously and involuntarily being …

Syrian Teenager Hailed Hero for Rescuing Baby

HAMILTON – Commending his quick thinking, a teenage Syrian refugee has been praised and hailed after he rescued a toddler from Hamilton rooftop. “My dad parked the car and said ‘If you can help him go help him,’” said Khalid Tabateb, through his older sister Farah who acted as interpreter, CBC reported Saturday. “I was …

With Islamic Garden, Syrian Refugees Grab Attention at Chelsea Flower Show

CHELSEA – The world’s leading floral event, the Chelsea Flower Show, opened to members on Tuesday. Of the ten garden shows on display, the Lemon Tree Trust Garden captured many people’s attention, both for the wonderful design, and the hint of traditional Islamic architecture and design. Speaking of the garden, designer Tom Massey said, “This …

Donating Blood, Syrian Refugees Give Thanks for New Life in Canada

CALGARY – Dozens of Syrian Muslim refugees have raced to donate blood at the Canadian Blood Services clinic in Eau Claire to express their gratitude for the new life in Canada. “We really wanted to come together across the country as a Syrian community and say in one loud voice that we are here to …

Dreaming in Za`atari: Stories after Syria

Dreaming in Za`atari: Stories after Syria

“I want to write stories about the whole world. Then everyone will know my name.” Seven years after the Syrian crisis first began, Dreaming in Za’atari takes you in to the world of teenagers Mahmoud, Tabarak, and Najat. The film, produced and directed by Contrast VR Editorial Lead, Zahra Rasool, explores the three teenagers’ hopes …

Refugee Children Create Their Own Virtual City

Refugee Children Create Their Own Virtual City

Syrian and Iraqi refugee children are building their own virtual reality city. The workshops are being run in a refugee camp in south-east Turkey, a country that hosts the largest number of refugees worldwide. The Children’s teacher is 16-years old Mohamed Kteish, an aspiring architect. Mohammed Kteish dreamt of becoming an architect as he was …

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Syrian Refugees: Lebanon's Camps Worsen in the Cold

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are more vulnerable than ever, with more than half now living in extreme poverty and over three quarters living below the poverty line – according to the findings of a new survey by UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. Seven years into the crisis, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are finding it even more …

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Former Refugee Develops Shelter Suits to Survive Freezing Weather

This former refugee has developed an innovative way to help refugees survive freezing winter conditions in Greece. Shasho was once a refugee who endured Europe’s winter. Now he runs his own factory that makes jackets to keep refugees in Lesbos warm. Moria, a Greek refugee camp on Lesbos island, had heavy rain and snow this week. Aid …



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