Save a Family from Syria
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First Unitarian Congregation
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Who Are We?
We are the First Unitarian Congregation of Toronto and the Muslim Association of Canada, helping Syrian refugee families settle in Toronto, one family at a time...
175 St. Clair Ave
168 Dundas St. West
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About the family
Talek, Walaa and their 2 little daughters Sedana (aged 3) and Nawal (aged 1) escaped from Syria about 2 years ago. Talek had done his time in the Syrian army however when he was called up a second time to support the Syrian regime, he knew he couldn’t do what he would be expected to do and the family decided to flee the country. Together, with his father and three other families, they hired a van and fled to to Lebanon, they are now about an hour outside of Beirut.
In Syria, Talek worked as a carpenter with his dad. In Lebanon, he struggles to find ways to support his family and relies on relatives from Canada to send money as the UN no longer provides an allowance to those with less than two children. Walaa, a hairdresser by profession worries about her children and how they will get an education once they are of age to go to school. Lebanon has taken on the largest amount of refugees (over one million) however, they have yet to open any formal refugee camps. As a result, anger towards the influx of Syrian refugees makes it unsafe for Walaa and her children to be on the street alone.
The Family arrives in Toronto!