Canada to bring 10,000 refugees from Syria

Refugee and Migrant Crisis

Canada to bring 10,0000 refugees from Syria

Earlier this year, Canada pledged to bring 10,000 more refugees from Syria over the next three years.

CCTV-America’s Kristiaan Yeo met one of them in Toronto.


  • With around 15 million people displaced by the crises in Syria and Iraq, sponsors can only take the most desperate and at-risk.
  • Most of Canada’s refugees are church-sponsored. While their knowledge on the ground is unrivaled, there are concerns that Canada and other countries are cherry-picking Christians over people of other faiths.
  • An openly gay muslim, of Palestinian descent, Moe was born and raised in Syria and says he increasingly feared for his safety and at times considered taking his own life.