Canada welcomes first 10,000 Syrian refugees

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Every help from countries around the world is significant in addressing the refugee crisis is important. Picture illustreates Syrian refugees, among them a girl still wearing a life jacket, disembark from a ferry at the port of Piraeus, Greece, September 2015.

By the end of February, 25,000 Syrian refugees are expected to legally enter Canada according to the Canadian government.


Canada welcomed its first 10,000 Syrian refugees, according to a statement by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum. Canada is expected to welcome 15,000 more refugees by the end of February.

Originally, the left-centre government pledged to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada, by the end of 2015 but later on the government changed its goals saying that 10,000 people in need will arrive in Canada by the end of the year and another 15,000 by the end of February. To...


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