‘Pure joy’: refugees fleeing conflict delighted by first snow in Canada

Justin Trudeau, in stark contrast to Donald Trump, has publicly welcomed families fleeing conflict and supported by sponsors

Leyland Cecco in Toronto
Mon 12 Nov 2018
Eritrean refugee children experience first snowfall in Canada – video

Clad in oversized coats, the two children twirl, giggle and whoop with joy as they experience a life milestone: their first snowfall.
The brother and sister, who recently arrived in Toronto as refugees, had never before experienced an event most Canadians accept as an everyday part of life.

A video capturing their delighted reaction was tweeted on Sunday by a Toronto resident Rebecca Davies, who is hosting the two Eritrean children and their family until they find permanent housing.

 

Canada is one of the few countries in the world in which residents can pool money and resources together to help resettle and support refugees. Between 2015 and 2016, Canada resettled more than 25,000 refugees, many of them through private sponsorship programs.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau has publicly welcomed families fleeing conflict – even helping to hand out winter jackets at the airport – in stark contrast to Donald Trump’s hostile attitude to refugees.

more:     and video report:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/12/refugees-canada-snow

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