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The Hungarian entrepreneur who styled a new life in Canada
Fifty years ago, a boy fled Hungary and found sanctuary in Canada. Now he is living his dream by running his own business.
Through the Eyes of a Refugee
Being legally blind hasn't stopped a young Syrian refugee from embracing a new life in Canada. For someone who's only 22, Hany Al Moulia has faced more than a lifetime of challenges. He's legally blind, yet is an accomplished photographer. He lost his home, his...
Refugees Chief records special #Canada150 message
High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, recognizes the great contribution of Canada in solidarity with refugees over the past 150 years of confederation.
3 Holiday Gifts That Will Transform Refugee Lives
With the refugee crisis that has shaken the globe in 2016, the holidays mark a special opportunity to make a difference in the life of a refugee. That is why UNHCR makes it easy to give gifts where they’re needed most through our Gift Catalogue. For less than $100,...
Canada’s 2016 Record High Level of Resettlement Praised by UNHCR
OTTAWA, Canada, April 24 (UNHCR) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement to Canada in 2016. This is the largest amount...
A Syrian Family Finds Acceptance for their Disabled Children through Canadian Resettlement
By Erla Cabrera, Ottawa, Canada – 24 April 2017 A Syrian mother recalls the warm welcome received upon her family’s arrival Thanks to the warm welcome and 24-hour care provided by a group of YMCA volunteers in Saint John, New Brunswick, a newly resettled Syrian family...
Joint Press Release calling for an end to the immigration detention of children in Canada
OTTAWA, Canada, April 12 (UNHCR) – Following the roundtable today on Parliament Hill discussing the immigration detention of children, Senator Mobina Jaffer and Senator Victor Oh joined forces with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to reiterate...
Canadian entrepreneur invests millions in Syrian refugees
Canadian entrepreneur, Jim Estill, explains why he is teaming up with community leaders to help resettle and employ refugees in Guelph, Ontario.
6 Things Canadian Sponsors Love About Meeting Syrian Refugees
Arriving in a new country can be a scary experience, but when Najwa and Reyad Al Hamoud arrived in Canada they were greeted with jumps of joy. Elaine Hofer, one of the Al Hamoud family’s sponsors, had driven two hours from a Hutterite colony near Brandon, Manitoba, to...
Jean-Nicolas Beuze joins UNHCR Canada as Representative
OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada is pleased to announce that Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze took up his functions as the UNHCR Representative in Canada, effective 16 January 2017. Mr. Beuze brings...
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