Category: Immigration

Refugee moms at serious risk for postpartum depression

https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/refugee-moms-at-serious-risk-for-postpartum-depression/Content?oid=18954973 Salma Almukhaini, from Oman, is a first-year PhD student at Dalhousie University’s school of nursing. SUBMITTED Evidence shows that the risk of postpartum depression in refugee women is five times higher than for Canadian-born women. In Syrian refugee women, this could be attributed to many challenges that they often experience before arriving and after […]

Private fund helps sponsor 685 refugees across Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/refugee-fund-private-sponsors-1.4904367 Emilie Coyle, a director at the Refugee Hub at the University of Ottawa, says major philanthropic donations helped encourage people to privately sponsor refugees. (Matthew Kupfer/CBC) An Ottawa-based network that helped find private sponsors for 685 refugees across Canada with the backing of major philanthropists got a third of its sponsorship groups in Ottawa. Canada had 1,000 […]

Tanzania’s anti-homosexuality purge is making Ottawa anxious

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lgbtq-tanzania-canadian-aid-1.4900048 Anti-gay harassment has increased in Tanzania since the election of President John Magufuli. (Khalfan Said/The Associated Press) Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country’s relationship with one of Canada’s biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the launch of “anti-gay patrols” in the […]

B.C. woman, newly adopted son still stuck in Ghana due to paperwork holdup

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/b-c-woman-newly-adopted-son-still-stuck-in-ghana-due-to-paperwork-holdup-1.4173587   A Canadian woman and her newly adopted son have been stuck in Africa for more than three months because of a paperwork holdup. Kim and Clark Moran recently adopted a young boy named Ayo from Nigeria. The couple then travelled to Ghana to complete the adoption process.

Halifax is not Canada’s Black Mecca

https://www.thecoast.ca/Opinionated/archives/2018/11/08/halifax-is-not-canadas-black-mecca Tundé Balogun is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is owner of The Objective News Agency, a special investigative documentary-style news outlet covering issues important to Black communities that mainstream media miss. Find out more at theobjective.ca SANDRA C. HANNEBOHM From education to employment, government and media, Halifax has a blatant culture of systemic racism. In […]