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The civil war in Syria has raged for seven years; more than half the country’s entire population has been forced to flee their homes. Over 6 million people have been internally displaced by violence. Another 5.5 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries, where they face extremely challenging conditions. The majority are women and children.


The United Nations calculates there are currently 13.1 million people in Syria requiring humanitarian assistance, including close to 3 million people in need trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. And the violence continues.


The fighting in Idlib, which has intensified in recent days amid rebel counterattacks, has raised fears of a humanitarian catastrophe in an area already crowded with refugees.

“This displacement is the biggest perhaps in the Syrian revolution since its beginning until today,” said Mounir Mustafa, deputy chief of the civil defence rescue workers organisation known as the White Helmets.

The Guardian, January 23, 2018

It is possible to resettle large numbers of people in this country.

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Communities across Canada mobilized to resettle over 40,000 Syrian refugees between November 2015 and the end of January, 2017. Private sponsorships accounted for over a third of this number (14,274). Since then, the pace of resettlement has slowed considerably. But the need has not diminished.

To learn more about our experience with sponsorship in Prince Edward County, please check out the documentary SponsorLand. You can stream all 7 webisodes or the full feature film at

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We are incredibly excited to welcome back Papa Ghanoush & Momma Hummus this year for Maple in the County. Last year Adnan came up to me at noon ish on Saturday and said “I have a problem...I’m completely sold out!!” They went home, made more and were back for Sunday. If you haven’t tried their dips and spreads you Must!

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Attn Toronto friends! Next week there will be a special musical event with a County connection, generously supporting the PEC Syrian Refugee Fund.

The World Premiere of Emilie LeBel's new work, Blue of the Distance, commissioned by the talented vocal trio Women on the Verge (including the County's own Elizabeth McDonald!). The text "explores themes of migration, displacement, and the experience of women caught in this turmoil." Emilie has set found and collected words from over 140 news articles describing events of displacement, in particular, words to describe women. These words were then mapped onto an essay by Rebecca Solnit, Blue of the Distance, using erasure techniques on her text.

March 24, 4pm at the Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph St., Toronto. Ticket info:

The event is free. A reception will follow, featuring tasty Syrian treats.

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Thanks to all those who answered our call for volunteer drivers in Picton. We have the people we need for now. Most appreciated. What a community this is... ...

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