Profile of family in West Kelowna sponsored by WKIRS.
The story of one family's escape from Daraa and eventual settlement in Coquitlam.
West Kelowna Initiative for Refugee Settlement brings in their new family.
Mustafa Zakreet is one of dozens of Syrian refugees being sponsored by community groups in Salmon Arm
“More than 60-percent of the Syrian refugees arriving in BC are under age 18, and the Central Okanagan School District is working hard to make them feel welcome.”
Kaitlyn Mitchell of KCR talks about coordinating regional settlement agencies.
After 2 weeks in a Vancouver hotel, 38 Syrian families are still waiting for settlement.
BVOR is back, 200 families scheduled with 100 more each week after that. Keith also talks about communication and housing.
Interior Health has developed "protocols and training" to help bridge language and cultural barriers for the care of incoming refugee families.
“The Alajie family arrived in Kelowna from Syria on Dec. 11 … Karla Alajie, the mother in the family, will be meeting her own mother and sister Thursday evening when they fly in to town.”
"About 400 Syrian refugees are expected to arrive in B.C.'s Interior over the next three months, says an Interior Health official."
On December 7th, the Al Lwisis were among the first wave of Syrian refugees to arrive in B.C. after living for 3 years in a Lebanese refugee camp.
Latest update from KGF and their 7 person sponsored family.
Family of four arrives in Kelowna via Beirut.
Kelowna will be welcoming another Syrian family to Canada today.
Just 2 days notice until family arrives in Kelowna.