These organizations and campaigns provide a range of aid: immediate relief with clothes, food and shelter; schools and training programs; rescue efforts inside Syria for after an attack and emotional support for kids; one group is even finding homes in Europe for refugees [continue reading].
Sponsor a Refugee
Canadians are feeling the holiday spirit, and a renewed sense of pride in our country, and our leader. Canadian kindness and concern for the families arriving shone like a beacon for refugees setting foot in Canada after their long ordeal. The Toronto Airport was prepared to [continue reading].
A Nanaimo Mennonite Brethren church is responding to the global refugee crisis by joining with 10 other churches of varied denominations to sponsor a refugee family from Eritrea. The churches are sponsoring a single mother as well as her two daughters and grandmother, and are [continue reading].
‘We are blaming refugee crisis for terrorism, when really we should be blaming terrorism for refugee crisis’ Relations between Israel and Syria have been tense since the mid-1990s — the nations have fought against each other in several wars, and have never had [continue reading].
How private sponsorship works: Canadians can sponsor migrants as part of a group of five or more people, through community sponsorship, or through one of the roughly 90 sponsorship agreement holders (a mix of faith groups and secular organizations) that have signed agreements [continue reading].
Riot police are accused of heavy-handed tactics as some people faint, have panic attacks and are crushed inside a locked stadium. Migrants on the Greek island of Kos have been tear-gassed and reportedly beaten as hundreds suffer sweltering conditions locked inside an open-air [continue reading].