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Canada Limits New Private Sponsorships Of Syrian Refugees - Huffington Post Canada

Canada's immigration office will significantly reduce its intake of certain private sponsorship applications for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to 1,000 for 2017. The move, affecting groups of five and community sponsor applications, was quietly announced ...and more »

Ottawa ends program reuniting Syrian refugees with relatives in Canada - The Globe and Mail

The federal government has quietly cancelled a program that matched private Canadian sponsors with Syrian refugees abroad who have relatives in Canada because of low sponsor turnout. The Syrian Family Links Initiative was discontinued on Dec. 31.and more »

Syrian torture victims settling in UK may not be receiving specialist care, report warns - The Independent

Syrian torture survivors who have settled in Britain as refugees may not be receiving specialist support and access to mental health services, according to a new Commons report. The report by the influential Public Accounts Select Committee claims that ...and more »

City Council Passes Resolution for Resettlement of Refugees in Minneapolis -

Mayor Betsy Hodges approved a resolution Friday supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Minneapolis. By William Bornhoft, Patch Staff | Jan 13, 2017 1:26 pm ET | Updated Jan 13, 2017 1:32 pm ET ...and more »

UK Gov't Plan to Resettle 20000 Syrian Refugees by 2020 'Too Vague,' MPs Warn - Sputnik International

An influential group of MPs has warned that the government's program to re-home Syrian refugees in the UK is muddled, with some councils being unclear as to what services they are supposed to provide and where funding is to come from. The Syrian ...and more »

UK Fails to Offer Specialist Help to Most Resettled Syrian Torture Survivors - Sputnik International

The UK Home Office failed to fully implement the the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement program, according to the report of the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts. Syrian migrants and refugees. © AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko.and more »

UK failing Syrian refugees who survived torture, say MPs - The Guardian

Few receive specialist help they need, report finds, while aim of resettling 20,000 vulnerable refugees by 2020 remains a challenge. Alan Travis Home affairs editor. Thu 12 Jan 2017 19.01 EST Last modified on Sat 14 Apr 2018 13.54 EDT. Share on ...and more »

Councils warn they do not have enough money to take in Syrian refugees -

Councils across the country are warning that they do not have enough money to take in Syrian refugees, a report has warned. The Government has pledged to take in 20,000 refugees from the war-torn country. However, a report from MPs warns that local ...and more »