Syrian Refugees want to leave Canada due to lack of Government support, agencies ask Canadians to help

In a recent report on CBC some Government sponsored Syrian refugees want to go back to their camps in Jordan.

One mother of a family said they’ve been living in hotel in Toronto for days  and were told they weren’t going to have to stay there for such a long time.

“We were told that when we arrived to the hotel that we would only be staying for three to four days maximum. However, things have been changed and we’ve been here for 10 to 11 days, and we’ve been told it could be even longer. The problem is that we have kids and we would rather be outside in a settled house than sitting at a hotel,” Abu-Rukti said.

“We feel like our kids are just stuck here. We go into one room, we eat, and then we return to other room and just go to bed. Our kids don’t have anywhere to play, nowhere to go out. We feel like we’re just trapped in a prison.”

The refugees say they feel “trapped in a prison” with little communication from the Canadian government.

There’s around 85 refugees staying at the hotel and they aren’t sure when they will be able to leave, they’ve stayed there for days to several weeks says the report.

The government says settlement agencies are overwhelmed and are asking Canadians to step up and help.

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