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Canada offers new home to Syrian refugees with help of UN agencies

Hundreds of members of Syria's "White Helmet" civil defense group and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers.


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 29 Jul 2018, 12:07 IST Canada, Syrian Arab Republic
Canada offers new home to Syrian refugees with help of UN agencies
  • The evacuees will be kept in a "closed" location in Jordan and resettled in Britain, Germany, and Canada. (Image Credit: Twitter)

At the end of 2015, the Government of Canada requested the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support the Prime Minister's commitment to admitting 25,000 Syrian refugees from the Middle East.

Hundreds of members of Syria's "White Helmet" civil defense group and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers.

The evacuees will be kept in a "closed" location in Jordan and resettled in Britain, Germany, and Canada within three months, the source added.

U.N. acknowledged it had received 422 Syrians who were seeking asylum in Canada, Germany, and Britain at the request of these countries.

IOM quickly deployed logistics and operational staff from around the globe to complete the humanitarian operation which spanned three-months from December 2015 through February 2016.

IOM worked closely with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), other relevant government counterparts, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and various implementing partners to register, process and move refugees from Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.

IOM has also released a photo book that features the stories of Syrian refugees as they went through the resettlement process – from selection to reception.

(With inputs from Reuters and IOM)

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