Tag: syrian refugees

Syrian family grapples with bedbug infestation at Fredericton apartment

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/bedbug-infestation-syrian-family-1.4818809 Lama and Mohammed Al-Khatebb were happy to move into a larger apartment with their two children in April. The family moved to Fredericton three years ago. (Joe McDonald/CBC) The biting started almost right away. Within days of moving into a new larger apartment on Fredericton’s north side, a Syrian family started to get bites on their […]

A very critical clash of cultures’: Plea deal over honour killing threats saves Syrian couple from deportation

‘A very critical clash of cultures’: Plea deal over honour killing threats saves Syrian couple from deportation Bayan Ayoub, left, her mother Faten, top right, and father Ahmad outside the courthouse in Burton, New Brunswick, on May 15, 2018.Don MacPherson and Caitlin Dutt/The Daily Gleaner   A Syrian refugee couple who threatened their adult daughter […]

Refugee sponsors welcome Syrian family to Canada

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/syrian-refugees-brockville-ottawa-1.4913571 Manar Sultan, 9, checks out the maple leaf pinned to her jacket by one of the Syrian refugees who sponsored her family to come to Canada. The family arrived in Ottawa Tuesday, and will settle in Brockville, Ont. (Sandra Abma/CBC) Sponsor Ahmad Alkafrei holds his son as he waits to meet the refugee family at […]

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 […]

Fredericton’s growing Muslim community is searching for a permanent cemetery

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fredericton-muslims-cemetery-1.4885395 The father of five was one of the first Syrian refugees to settle in New Brunswick in 2015. The tradesman took English classes at the Multicultural Association of Fredericton and, two winters ago, went snowmobiling with his children for the first time. Alsalh, 49, was also one of the first Syrian newcomers in the […]

Canada Revenue Agency ‘going after’ refugees: NDP MP Jenny Kwan

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-revenue-agency-going-after-refugees-ndp-mp-jenny-kwan-1.4164222 NDP MP Jenny Kwan asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 25, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang OTTAWA — A family of Syrian refugees in British Columbia got a tax bill for $27,000 after the Canada Revenue Agency asked the parents to […]