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A refugee family taken in....but what those still back home?

Commendably, the Canadian Government jumped to it and "let in" some 26,000 Syrian immigrants when there was the mass exodus of Syrians last year and hundreds of thousands of people  streaming across Europe in search of a safe haven.   Who can forget those rickety boats crossing the Mediterranean or the photo of the young boy, lying dead, on a beach in Turkey.

Many individual Canadians were also at the forefront in helping these refugee families by taking them in, helping in material ways, etc. etc.    But, for example, "helping" a family refugee family overlooks those still left home and all that entails.

The New York Times has an interesting article "They Took In One Refugee Family. But Families Don’t Have Borders" on the


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