Before that day in May 1997 in Daraa, Syria, when he was gripped with severe chest pains, Qaseem Husainy never had any serious health problems and was far from imagining how his heart condition would alter his life and eventually lead him to live in Canada.
While the population uprooted by wars and persecution is on the rise worldwide, the numbers of refugee children enrolled in schools is failing to keep pace, according to a new report by UNHCR.
Once bullied, Mina is welcomed in community where all – with and without disabilities – live and train together.
Widespread food and medicine shortages, skyrocketing inflation, political unrest and violence are causing hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans to abandon their homeland and seek refuge abroad — including the country’s Indigenous people.
More than 720,000 Rohingya children, women and men have fled violence that erupted in Myanmar on August 25, 2017. They remain in need of solutions a year on.
In Honduras, Marco was never open about his sexual orientation. While he was not ashamed of being gay and believes that most people around him knew, he always lived with the fear of being shunned or physically attacked if he were to open up about who he was. Now in Canada, he is happy to be living fully and in safety.
Chakmarkul is one of the smaller Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, housing around 13,000 Rohingya refugees. But it is also one of the most risky due to its hilly topography and low-lying areas, making people here highly vulnerable to both landslides and flooding.
Arkells will be rocking their hometown of Hamilton as the award-winning Canadian group headline a concert to raise funds and awareness for a cause close to their hearts: supporting refugees.
Los equipos de primera linea desde el norte de Centroamérica arrojan luz sobre una crisis silenciosa que afecta a mujeres y niños, y que está a las puertas de Canadá
Para aumentar la visibilidad de la crisis del norte de Centroamérica, ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, está dando la bienvenida a representantes gubernamentales y activistas de derechos humanos de la región, del 18 al 20 de junio, para compartir información de primera mano con la población canadiense.
Frontline responders from the North of Central America shed light on a silent crisis affecting women and children at Canada’s doorstep
To raise the visibility of the displacement crisis facing the North of Central America, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is welcoming government representatives and human rights activists from the region on 18-20 June, to share first-hand information with Canadians.