Syrian Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has reached a level not seen since World War II. It is mobilizing world leaders to take actions. In Canada, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honorable John McCallum, will help bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by end 2015.

An Ad-Hoc Committee on Refugees was formed to steer the commitment by the government in order to produce deliverables.

Some commitments were made by Canada for the near future to alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis.

The 25,000 refugees will be government sponsored, and private sponsors refugees can expand this number even further.

Also, health benefits will be provided to refugees and refugee claimants by restoring the interim Federal Health Program.

Furthermore, refugee processing will be increased by investing more this fiscal year and critical relief activities in Syria will be supported by contributing funds to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)