Last month during the Geneva conference where the U.N met to search for a solution to the Syrian problem, the Immigration minister of Canada John McCallum was a key speaker see as the country is currently housing about 26000 Syrian refugees. This has made Canada the focus of many country. Because of its aggressive measures, they were able to ensure that most of these people were resettled and resumed good and normal life as should be
Unlike other countries, Canada was to receive its special charter flights full of Syrian refugees late last year. According to the prime minister, the country was happy to help in the resettlement and to enable the new Canadian start their new life in their new country.
Canada was set to welcome the first charter flight full of Syrian refugees who were running from because of the unrest that had sWept the middle easy including Lebanon and Jordan like Flyflightpath. Canada had also taken up refugees from the other waring countries.
When first mentioned that the Canadian government could resettle 25000 refugees it was thought not to be realist and a stretch. However, 6 months after the first group of refugees set foot into the country, most of them have been resettled and given permanent residence in the country providing most of them with what they longed for since the war started back home, a safe and secure place to call home.
At first many people were skeptic of the move to bring that many refugees into the country. The feeling of insecurity was heightened by the fact that about a month earlier there had been a terrorist attack by a Muslim terrorist group in France, Paris leaving more than 200 people dead and some injured. The government however reassured their citizens of all the safety measure taken to ensure no threat was brought into the country. They even went ahead and banned and any single adult male from being part of the program.
Currently the Canadian government has set apart up to 1billion Canadian dollars for humanitarian missions pertaining to the Syrian crisis. It has shown a good initiative in helping the people who are stranded in the country in whichever way it can. According to the U.N, the Syrian crisis is the worst yet to hit the Middle East region leaving about 13.1 million people homeless and a good number of people dead. As the war still goes on, the government of Canada will not relent on all it has vowed to do in order to help these people. This is still being seen months after it first lend its hand being welcoming the first charter flight full of refugees into the country.
Because of the initiative by the country’s government the public also gave in order to help its government help. The public earlier this year, in February a total of 31.8 million dollars in support of what its government was doing.
The initiative by the government of Canada has been wake up call for many countries and has given them the nudge they needed to take up the duty of helping the people in the war stricken area in the Middle East.