close

Syrian refugee wants to bring 250 more refugees to Canada

A Syrian refugee, Hassan al-Kontar, wants to help up to 250 more refugees relocate to Canada.

This article was published more than 1 year ago, information might not be accurate.

Siddak Ahuja Montreal, QC

A Syrian refugee, Hassan al-Kontar, wants to help up to 250 more refugees relocate to Canada.

Al-Kontar received worldwide acclaim after he spent seven months stranded in an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was subsequently helped in his relocation to Canada by a charity.

Al-Kontar is now working with the charity that helped him escape, along with immigration settlement agency MOSAIC, to privately sponsor up to 250 refugees.

“Eight-hundred-fifty souls, including 24 women, are suffering since six years without a proper trial,” Al Kontar said.

“They are desperate.”

According to Global News, al-Kontar says these refugees will come from two islands in the South Pacific.

These refugees are asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, they were forced there by the Australian government.

“We are hoping to raise $3.3 million and hopefully more to be able to resettle refugees,” MOSAIC’s Saleem Spindari said.

While there is no certainty that all applications for refugee status would get approved, al-Kontar is, nonetheless, hopeful.

“There is a hero inside each one of us,” he said. “We just need to find it.

Join us!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Thank You!

Support The Post Millennial
Accepted payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express  and Paypal
Siddak Ahuja
0
Join The Discussion