New UNHCR partner, Koskie Minsky, LLP is one of Canada’s foremost law firms, specializing in trade union labour law, class actions, civil litigation; and pension and benefits. Koskie Minsky has made a generous donation, in support of UNHCR’s Syrian refugee work. Building on the firm’s rich tradition of ongoing public and community service, their contribution will help Syrian families whose lives have been shattered by war.
Murray Gold, Koskie Minsky managing partner, says, “We’re so pleased to be able to donate to UNHCR to help these families. It’s difficult to imagine the trauma that many refugees have faced and we are privileged to help.”
A boatload of refugees prepare to disembark from their boat that has crossed the short ribbon of sea between Turkey and Greece.
A female refugee recuperates with her child after disembarking from a boat on the Greek island of Lesvos.
A UNHCR staff member comforts a young refugee boy after his boat landed on the Greek island of Lesvos.
Five years after the war in Syria began, Syrians continue to flee the country in staggering numbers. Late in 2015, over 800,000 people had arrived in Europe by sea or land. Another 15 million were forced to flee across the Middle East. The need for the most basic relief aid is overwhelming. Thanks to Koskie Minsky’s support and other partners, vulnerable refugees will receive winter survival kits that include high thermal blankets, sleeping bags, winter clothes and footwear, heating stoves and gas supplies.