Refugees News

People made blankets at Holy Family Catholic Cathedral for refugees from the U.S. March 10, 2017.

Saskatoon community sending homemade blankets to refugees crossing in Emerson, Man.

By JT Marshall March 10, 2017 - 4:52pm Updated: March 10, 2017 - 4:56pm

Saskatoon's religious community is coming together to bring some handmade warmth to refugees in need.

About 20 seniors and refugees came together to make blankets for...

MP and former Conservative cabinet minister Tony Clement is calling on the federal government to act to stem the flow of refugee claimants into Canada from the U.S.

Clement: 'A lot of things are wrong' with refugee flow from US into Canada

By 650 CKOM February 21, 2017 - 12:35pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 12:35pm

The Conservative Party of Canada is demanding the federal government take more concrete action in addressing refugee claimants crossing the border illegally from the US.  ...

Refugee Engagement and Community Health physicians celebrate the opening of a new clinic in Saskatoon on Feb. 1, 2017.

Clinic opens to improve health care access for refugees in Saskatoon

By Brent Bosker February 1, 2017 - 1:43pm Updated: February 1, 2017 - 1:43pm

After years of planning, the first clinic dedicated to refugee health care in Saskatoon opened its doors Wednesday.

Refugee Engagement and Community Health (REACH)...

Rashid Ahmed (left) cancelled a trip to visit family in Tennesse because of uncertainty in the U.S..

U.S. travel ban worries immigrant in Saskatoon, while Canadian politicians give support

By JT Marshall, Erin McNutt January 29, 2017 - 1:14pm Updated: January 29, 2017 - 8:24pm

Travel bans that are part of an executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump are starting to have a ripple effect in Canada.

Rashid Ahmed is a permanent resident...

An Iraqi refugee family still hasn't come through Saskatoon's airport, despite being approved months ago through private sponsorship.

Private sponsors frustrated over long wait for refugee family

By 650 CKOM January 9, 2017 - 6:14pm Updated: January 10, 2017 - 10:15am

While a refugee family waits a world away, a group from Saskatoon is trapped between good intentions and bureaucracy.

Margi Corbett is a retired teacher and a member of...

Jihad Mohamad (left) comforts his wife et Intisar Dagheli (centre) with translator Mohammad Abushar (right) speaking on Dec. 21, 2016.

Syrian family in Saskatoon reflects on destruction in Aleppo

By JT Marshall December 22, 2016 - 4:16pm Updated: December 22, 2016 - 7:54pm

A refugee family in Saskatoon is reflecting on the devastation in the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria.

An estimated 400,000 Syrians have been killed and close to five...

With federal funding for 35,000 Syrian refugees running out, support will be coming from the provincial government.

Funding for Syrian refugees soon to be provincial responsibility

By JT Marshall December 9, 2016 - 3:50pm Updated: December 10, 2016 - 12:45pm

Federal funding for Syrian refugees is set to run out this month.   That means about 1100 refugees who landed in Saskatchewan last year will either have to support themselves...

Saskatoon city councillor Pat Lorje faces backlash over tweet.

Saskatoon councillor standing by tweet suggesting Syrian refugees need warning of fireworks

By 650 CKOM September 6, 2016 - 6:27pm Updated: September 6, 2016 - 8:48pm

Saskatoon City Councillor Pat Lorje caused a stir on social media over the Labour Day long weekend after linking the Potash Corp fireworks festival to Syrian refugee trauma....

Sask. medical community tackles refugee health care challenges

By Lasia Kretzel March 13, 2016 - 9:48am Updated: March 13, 2016 - 9:48am

As hundreds of refugees settle into their new Saskatoon homes every year, local health care providers have gathered to learn how to make sure each new resident gets proper...

Raed Hadad's Petra Market offers Middle Eastern foods which help refugees feel more at home.

Market helps Syrian refugees find comforts of home

By Lasia Kretzel March 2, 2016 - 4:02pm Updated: March 2, 2016 - 4:02pm

Saskatoon's new Syrian refugees are finding a little taste of home at a local specialty market.

Petra Market has more than 2,000 items lining the shelves of their small...

Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Elly Thorn unveiled a music video to benefit Syrian refugees at a news conference in Saskatoon on Feb. 12, 2016.

Saskatoon singer, businessman come together to help Syrian refugees

By Bre McAdam February 12, 2016 - 3:21pm Updated: February 17, 2016 - 4:41pm

A Syrian child giggles as she sees herself on Elly Thorn's new music video. It plays on a large screen during a news conference in Saskatoon.

Thorn, a singer-songwriter...

Poet Ljuban Klobucar will join other refugees and immigrants at Wednesday's Refugees Welcome Multicultural Poetry night.

Immigrants, former refugees use poetry to welcome new Syrians

By Lasia Kretzel January 13, 2016 - 3:19pm Updated: January 13, 2016 - 3:27pm

International poets are helping Syrian refugees feel more at home in Saskatoon, all while raising money to support them.   Refugees Welcome Multicultural Poetry night features...