Don Smith from the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa describes the harrowing story of Omar and his family's journey to Canada after fleeing Iraq in 2003.
As Palestinians stranded in the Middle-East, Omar and his family encountered many obstacles while seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.
Smith explains the additional hardships many Palestinians face when fleeing violence. Particularly, the unwillingness of nations to accept Palestinian refugees due to the "tumultuous" relationship between Israel and its neighbours.
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Jennifer Jeppsson explains refugee613.ca and how it can be used to aid those interested in sponsoring or assisting Syrian and Iraqi refugees.