Help Canadiens with Syrian relatives trapped abroad
September 4th, 2013 - 3:08pm
The conflict in Syria has claimed more than 100,000 lives. Over two million people have been displaced. Refugee camps in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon are overflowing.
No Canadian wants to see loved ones living in those conditions. Our government must help Canadian families to reunite in Canada on a humanitarian basis – as we have done before, during the Lebanese civil war, following the tsunami in South-East Asia, and following crises in Iraq, the Philippines, and Haiti.
This year, only nine Syrian refugees have been reunited with their families in Canada.
Enough inaction. It's time to help these Canadian families reunite on Canadian soil.