Outward LGBT Helps a Syrian Man to Safety

29-year-old Fahreed Kahlifa is gay, which is illegal in Syria. In his home country, people are arrested if the government finds out they are gay. The police would come into homes and take people from their sofas. For the others who are found out, experts say the government makes them disappear and no one ever hears from them again. Some would be cooking or cleaning via the faucet when they taken. Although there is a safe circle in Damascus, people still have to hide. If there is even a rumour that an individual is gay, they lose their rights; for example, working …

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Helping Refugees Is Now Becoming a Contest

The director of the Canadian Council of Refugees recently complained that resettling of refugees is now being politicized. A case study of a refugee golfer who used his rangefinder from the ocean to work out how far it is to get to shore. He was only a mid-range golfer, but has now been accepted as a citizen of the community. Initially, the resettling was done by the civil servants. They were in charge of making the relocation decision. The civil servants worked together with the UN refugee agency. However, today, the decision is being made at a ministerial level.
The ministers are prioritizing one group over another, which is very sad. It is common to hear a minister in …

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