The new Canadian government has agreed to admit 25.000 Syrian refugees to the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at the airport to personally greet the first arrivals. The newcomers are going to cities across the country.
Some 20,000 Syrians have left eastern Ghouta in the last week, the UN says. But hundreds of thousands still brave the bombs. Tariq is one of those resisting what he sees as forced displacement, reports DW's Anchal Vohra.
Ghassan and his wife have been separated for 30 months. From Germany, he waits every day for news as to whether she can join him from Lebanon, but that day could be long in coming.
A UNHCR report has found that sexual violence towards boys and men stemming from the Syria conflict has been far more prevalent than was previously thought. Some of the victims were as young as 10, the oldest over 80.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canada will not tolerate individuals who attempt to sidestep checkpoints when crossing the border. The government has faced increasing numbers of migrants fleeing from the US.
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