Syrian refugee crisis News

Family of Syrian refugees Safaa Khamees, Radi Al Bardan and baby Rida Al Bardan.

1st Syrian refugee family gets warm welcome in Regina

By Adriana Christianson December 21, 2015 - 10:15pm Updated: December 22, 2015 - 4:21pm

Smiles, waves and a tiny teddy bear needed no translation to welcome a Syrian family to Regina at the airport.

Radi Al Bardan, his wife Safaa Khamees and their their...

Syrian refugees.

14 Syrian refugees landing in Saskatoon this weekend

By 650 CKOM December 17, 2015 - 1:41pm Updated: December 18, 2015 - 7:39am

After much anticipation, Saskatoon can expect to welcome 14 Syrian refugees this weekend, according to a Saskatchewan MP.

“My office is looking and we're thinking if...

Carol Brouwers, Darcy Dietrich and Getachew Woldeyesus outline the Regina Open Door Society's plan to resettle refugees.

Detailed plan in place to resettle Syrian refugees in Regina

By Kevin Martel November 26, 2015 - 1:13pm Updated: November 26, 2015 - 1:13pm

They still may not have a hard number or timing of when Syrian refugees will come to the Queen City, but the Regina Open Door Society (RODS) believes it's ready to help...

Premier Brad Wall speaks to the media.

Wall says Saskatchewan is prepping for about 850 Syrian refugees

By The Canadian Press November 25, 2015 - 12:59pm Updated: November 25, 2015 - 12:59pm

Premier Brad Wall says the province is preparing for the arrival of about 850 Syrian refugees.

Wall says the number is based on immigration proportions allotted to the...

Hossam Farouk, board director of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan.

Regina's Muslim community ready to welcome refugees

By Kevin Martel November 24, 2015 - 6:22am Updated: November 24, 2015 - 11:11am

Regina's Muslim community is busy preparing for however many Syrian refugees the federal government wants the Queen City to take in.

Immigration Minister John McCallum...

Regina mayor waiting for details on federal government's Syrian refugee plan

By Kevin Martel November 23, 2015 - 6:34am Updated: November 23, 2015 - 6:34am

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said he's had the opportunity to speak with the federal immigration minister regarding refugees, but he's hoping to get more information on Monday...

Syrians in Sask. eager to hear details of Canada's refugee plan

By Sarah Mills November 23, 2015 - 6:23am Updated: November 23, 2015 - 6:23am

The federal government will reveals its plans Tuesday to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees by Dec. 31.   That is good news for one Syrian living and working in Regina is who is...

Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison.

Mayor shares premier's concern on Ottawa's refugee plan

By Brent Bosker November 17, 2015 - 11:20am Updated: November 17, 2015 - 11:30am

Saskatoon already welcomes several hundred refugees each year, and even more could be landing in the city with the Liberal government moving ahead with its plan to resettle 25,...

File photo of Syrian refugees taken Sept. 9, 2015.

Syrian refugee family overwhelmed with support after arrival in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM September 22, 2015 - 12:34pm Updated: September 22, 2015 - 1:18pm

From war-torn Syria to Saskatoon, the only thing a new refugee family will be fighting over is breakfast.

Carlo Arslanian couldn’t have been more excited for his cousin...

Red Cross cots set up in Prince Albert.

Canadian Red Cross CEO calls seeing refugee crisis firsthand 'striking'

By Brant Hilton September 16, 2015 - 2:48pm Updated: September 16, 2015 - 2:48pm

The CEO of the Canadian Red Cross has seen firsthand the refugee crisis in the middle east.

Conrad Sauve just returned home from a trip to Germany, Afghanistan, and...

People gathered in downtown Regina on Sept. 15 in a rally to show support for Syrian refugees.

Regina rally continues call for action to help refugees

By Courtney Markewich September 15, 2015 - 6:38pm Updated: September 15, 2015 - 6:38pm

A few dozen protestors in Regina joined other rallies across Canada Tuesday evening to continue to demand more action from the Canadian government to help refugees.


Germany demands more help from other EU nations as bloc holds emergency talks on refugees

By The Canadian Press September 14, 2015 - 12:54pm Updated: September 14, 2015 - 12:54pm

BRUSSELS — Migrants at Hungary's crowded border crossings with Austria and Serbia faced fear and uncertainty Monday, as several European Union countries beefed up border...