An additional 100 Syrian refugees will be resettled in Canada under the BVOR program before the end of this year, under a new initiative to be announced today by Jean-Nicolas Beuze of UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.
Hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped in the besieged Syrian enclave of Duma in Eastern Ghouta. Sajjad Malik, the UNHCR Representative in Syria, says the area is “on the verge of a major disaster.”
It has been seven years since the start of the conflict in Syria. Here are seven key facts to know about the ongoing crisis.