Canada Will Take Gay Refugees From Syria

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Canada will include gay men as part of a refugee plan that puts the focus on accepting women, children and families from Syria.

The Ottowa Citizen reports: “The government is aware that gays could be persecuted, and therefore plans to include them in the selection process aimed at rescuing some of the region’s most vulnerable refugees.”

The guidelines are part of Canada’s pledge to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.

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Citing security concerns, the Canadian government does not plan to accept unaccompanied males – but it will make an exception for gay men, who face persecution in Syria from both the government and the terrorist group known as Islamic State.

 

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