Category: Refugees

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 […]

Philippines-based church has ‘means and motivation’ to kill refugee if returned: IRB

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/refugee-philippines-church-lowell-menorca-1.4502614 Lowell Menorca holds a photo he says was left on his car in the Philippines showing his family with a red ‘X’ through the face of his then-two-year-old daughter and the warning, ‘Say Goodbye.’ He fled the country and sought refugee status in Canada. (Gavin Fisher/CBC) The Immigration and Refugee Board has found a Philippines-based […]

Canadian refugee plan falls short, advocates say

https://www.catholicregister.org/item/28383-canadian-refugee-plan-falls-short-advocates-say Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and the Canadian Council for Refugees both argue the level of Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) is too low, and should match that of the Privately Sponsored Refugee program.  The GAR numbers are expected to be 9,300 in 2019 and 10,700 in both 2020 and 2021, according to the federal government’s […]