Freed Yazidi boy joins his mother in Canada

Freed Yazidi boy joins his mother in Canada

After being held captive by armed groups in Iraq for three years, 13-year-old Emad reunites with his mother in Winnipeg with UNHCR help. Iraq: Cathy Otten, August 2017 Emad was kidnapped three years ago when armed groups attacked the town of Sinjar, 100 kilometres...
Child refugee grows up to become family doctor

Child refugee grows up to become family doctor

When Sameena and her Ugandan Asian family needed a place of safety, Canada stepped up. Now a doctor, she cares for families in her adoptive home. In 1972, under orders from then President Idi Amin, all Ugandans of Asian descent were required to leave the country...
Sky is the limit for refugee who fled Somalia

Sky is the limit for refugee who fled Somalia

Arriving in Canada as refugee was overwhelming for Osman, but now he has found his feet and is determined to help others. By Leyland Cecco and Annie Sakkab in Toronto, Canada When he first arrived in Canada as a refugee in 1978, Osman Ali felt confused, overwhelmed...
Saul Rubinek’s refugee journey to Canada

Saul Rubinek’s refugee journey to Canada

Acclaimed Canadian actor, director and producer Saul Rubinek recounts his refugee story as part of #Canada150 celebrations, and to celebrate the contributions that refugees have made to Canada since confederation. My parents Israel and Frania Rubinek, and I came to...

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