Refugees in Canada: Whether you’re an asylum seeker or a refugee, tell us your story.
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Refugees in Canada: Whether you’re an asylum seeker or a refugee, tell us your story.

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In our feature web project Refugees in Canada we turn our spotlight on refugees in Canada.

If you’ve applied for asylum or if you’re a refugee, tell us your story. What country are you from? Why did you leave? How did you arrive in Canada?

Tell us about the process of obtaining refugee status in Canada, how you established your new life in the country and where you are today.

Your stories will be published on Radio Canada International’s website. Your email address won’t appear and you can use a pseudonym when you publish your comments.

Submitted stories will not be edited. The content is the responsibility of the authors and cannot be attributed to Radio Canada International

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8 comments on “Refugees in Canada: Whether you’re an asylum seeker or a refugee, tell us your story.
  1. Aaliya says:

    I am in trouble my kids also.a man want to destroye my babies future.he is a cruel father.he made 2nd marrige.he is cheater.i hate.

  2. my name is abdi kani adied, I am Somali lives as refugee in wajal, wajal is a border between Ethiopia and Somali land
    Indeed I was quite pleased to hear from you, you really gave me hope.
    Dear sir/ madam, my greatest fear today is a security concern, since I managed to escape from that call by alshabab to become jihadist , it is for sure that I have no security in Mogadishu Somalia, where my home is.
    In fact, alshabab is losing territory to the Aminson and Somali national army, yet they are still actively launching a hit and run operations everywhere in Somalia and there is no guarantee for my safety.
    Here in wajale, I have no job, no rights, no shelter and no future what so ever,
    Dear Sir, I do have every reason to have mercy from a reputed mankind who respects human rights like you and your foundation.
    I would like to hear from you again.
    Thanks

  3. Muhammad abid says:

    My name is Muhammad abid from Pakistan.few months ago I asked my uncle to give me my mom’s property u keep it.he said I’m not gonna give u any property Caz your mom already passed away from her father.then I file case against him in court to get my property.I got stay from court to stop selling my property.but he is using money to transfer property.after file case in court now he is trying an force me to stop this case an get back.he says abid if u can get this property get it from me.I will kill u.or I will involve u in a fake crime case an will put u jail.he knows that I don’t have anyone to support me an show him eyes.uncle will give money to the gang an might kill me.Caz my mom an dad r already died.idk wat to do?but today I saw this web an thought to tell my story here.I hope the Canadian govt would help me an will have mercy for me to help me to get to Canada an start a new life.I want to sell my property as soon as possible.Caz even after wining the case he won’t spare me.he will must kill me.sir this is not a fake story its a real an 100% true.I have all the proof news ad court papers & property documents with full details.I really need help.plz save my life an help me to come there.thank u

  4. Mushtaq Hussain says:

    My name is mushtaq Husain. I am from Pakistan. In Pakistan I am from parachinar. I am belong from shia religion. I want to do something in my life but in Pakistan we are targeted from Taliban they socide on us and so other. They attack on our home and schools and colleges and in Pakistan I am in danger I want to safe life and to do some thing in my life. Please help me

  5. Maeve damico says:

    In 2007 I received an ‘Artist in the Community’ Canada Council Grant, enabling me to work with five Immigrant women, two from Colombia, one Congo, one from China and one from the Middle East. From our work together, developing language and their personal stories, we created a One Act Play ‘Journeys’, that was performed by the women publicly. I have since gone on to further develop the play based on these stories and experiences of the women and to give public readings myself for various audiences i.e. Amnesty International. The women’s names have been changed to respect their privacy. At a reading I gave last evening, one of the audience members gave me your link and suggested you may be interested in ‘Journeys’ as a radio play.
    Thank you for your consideration of this project,
    Sincerely,
    Maeve Damico

  6. mostafa abdelazim says:

    thanks god, because you create canada on our earth.

  7. mostafa abdelazim says:

    In fact i do not know whether i am refugee or not, but what i know that since my childhood i fond of canada and when i was opening the atlas at moment my eyes go out to canada map , till now i can not achieve my dream, i feel grief at every second here at egypt and nobody hear me like alone on planet , my dream to land canadian land , to breathe canadian dew , canada require strict conditions to move their like bride ask for very very high dowry from bridegroom but love is not required , i love canada so much and i am loyal to canada till my death even if i stayed here at egypt god bless canada.