Hay Doun in the Ottawa Citizen: “Few ethnic minorities among Syrians sponsored by Canadian government”

Hay Doun president Nayiri Tavlian said the organization started sponsoring Iraqi refugees about a decade ago, before expanding to include Syrians two years ago. Many Armenians in Canada have family in Syria and Iraq, she said, as they were all forced to flee their homeland during the Armenian genocide in 1915.

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