As news that the humanitarian crisis in Syria continues to worsen with thousands flooding to Europe on a daily basis, Canada is closer to meeting its commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 29th.
The numbers as of February 9th:
refugees have either already arrived in Canada or have finalized applicatinos are waiting to travel here
Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada since November 4th, 2015
refugee applications have been finalized
Resettling such a large number of refugees in a short amount of time has not been without its problems.
Many communities are still struggling to find permanent housing for families, including Vancouver, where just last week there were still 700 refugees living in temporary accommodation.
More that 1350 government assisted refugees have arrived in Vancouver since November 4th.