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Refugee stories: Flight, freedom and Canada

Flight and Freedom: Stories of Escape to Canada

by Ratna Omidvar and Dana Wagner
(Between the Lines,
2015;
$29.95)

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Plans for the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees

November 22, 2015
| Justin Trudeau has called on Canadians to reject racism and to welcome Syrians fleeing conflict. We speak with Janet Dench of the Canadian Council for Refugees about how people will be resettled.
Length: 16:52 minutes (15.45 MB)

Across Canada, preparations are underway to welcome Syrian refugees

Photo: IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation

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Hostility and racist attacks against Muslims in Canada are making the news in the wake of the Paris attacks. At the same time, Canadians are creating safe spaces to welcome the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive before the end of the year.

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Vancouver group creates app to help refugees find services

November 18, 2015
| A new app developed by the Vancouver organization PeaceGeeks, in partnership with the UNHCR, helps refugees in Jordan find information about the services they need to survive.
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Robert Fisk on Syria, ISIS and the end of the old Middle East

September 28, 2015
| Robert Fisk is a British journalist and author who writes extensively about Syria and ISIS. He has lived in the Middle East for 40 years and is renowned for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the region.
Length: 42:18 minutes (38.74 MB)
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Syrian refugee crisis result of flawed regime change policy

September 20, 2015
| Twelve million people have been forced from their homes by the civil war in Syria. Hundreds of thousands have made the perilous trek to Europe. We speak with James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked.
Length: 17:01 minutes (15.58 MB)
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| September 18, 2015
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