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Source: Fox News

Saudi teen refugee reveals she contemplated suicide before being granted asylum in Canada

Today 14:29 GMT

Saudi Arabian teen Rahaf Alqunun has revealed in her first interview since being granted asylum in Canada that she considered committing suicide if she was forced to return to her home country.

Although she says her heart goes out to many refugees whose asylum applications are not processed as quickly as hers was, she believes many women in Saudi Arabia will follow her lead and seek their own freedom.

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Source: The Guradian

This won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups

Today 14:30 GMT

With many based in London, and some even sharing the same co-working spaces, these startups help refugee talent move from unemployment or underemployment into meaningful work.

Breaking Barriers, an organisation focused on refugee employment and reskilling, helped Syrian fashion merchandiser Ammar Alsaker, 23, to get back to university and gain employment at a high-street brand. Staffed almost entirely by under-30s – Jones is 28 – they refer refugees to one another, based on their needs.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump's right about a crisis at the border – but migrants are the victims

Tuesday 18:11 GMT

There is a growing humanitarian crisis at the border, but not for lack of a border wall – the crisis is growing because of the Trump administration’s illegal and inhumane policies toward asylum seekers.

President Donald Trump opened his Oval Office address on 8 January with these words: “There is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.” In one respect, he’s right.

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Source: DW

Saudi woman seeking asylum arrives in Canada

Sunday 18:09 GMT

In August, Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador and withdrew its own envoy from Canada after Canada's Foreign Ministry tweeted support for women's rights activists arrested in the kingdom. Each evening at 1830 UTC, DW's editors send out a selection of the day's hard news and quality feature journalism.

.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, an 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared deportation back home , arrived in Toronto, Canada, from Thailand on Saturday and was greeted by Canadian officials, including Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.

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Source: Global News

Canada shouldn’t use teenage Saudi refugee as a ‘political football’: ex-ambassador

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Canada did the right thing by granting asylum to Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Al-Qunun but should take steps to ensure that the case doesn’t cause irreversible damage to relations with Saudi Arabia, says Canada’s former ambassador to Riyadh.

‘A very brave new Canadian’ — Saudi woman who fled family arrives in Toronto. “I think [granting her asylum] was the right thing to do but it’s going to have an impact in Saudi Arabia in terms of their views towards Canada. They’ll see this as yet another example of our ‘interference’ in their internal affairs,” Horak told Global News.


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