Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

Refugees transit centre to be operating in Libya by 2018, UN aims

  • 30 September 2017 - 21:19
Refugees transit centre to be operating in Libya by 2018, UN aims

The UN refugee agency is seeking to open a refugee transit centre in Tripoli early next year to resettle or evacuate as many as 5,000 of the most vulnerable refugees out of Libya each year, a senior UN official said on Friday, Reuters reported. It is a small fraction of the total number of...

Syrian refugees name their son Justin Trudeau in honour of Canadian PM

  • 16 July 2017 - 13:15
Syrian refugees name their son Justin Trudeau in honour of Canadian PM

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has met a Syrian baby named in his honour by a refugee couple after they resettled in Canada. Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal fled Syria in 2016 and now call the Canadian city of Calgary home, according to CBC News. When their son was born in May...