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Chilling Temperatures Wreak Havoc on Refugees

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon – Aid workers have warned that over 11,000 refugees were facing the risk of being exposed to freezing temperatures after heavy rainfall in Syria’s Idlib province has left them without shelter, UNHCR reported. “There is no doubt that the situation is very difficult,” said UNHCR External Relations Associate Hiba Fares. “We’ve been …

Woman Invents Refugee Tents that Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy

Woman Invents Refugee Tents that Collect Rainwater and Store Solar Energy

In an effort to ease the lives of millions of Syrian refugees, a Canadian architect of Arab origin has come up with an inspiring idea of creating a tent that collects rainwater and stores solar energy. Invented by Abeer Seikaly, a Canadian-Jordanian architect, the tent uses a unique structural fabric composed of high-strength plastic tubing …

Surviving Winter in Tents - Stand with the Refugees

Surviving Winter in Tents - Stand with the Refugees

As you sit in your cozy home, enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in this cold weather, As you plan a hot meal to warm up your family during a cold night, As you put on your new coat, As you sit beside the hearth in your living room, As you make sure the kids …

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 …



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