The OMM Refugee Committee is delighted to announce that we have heard from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada that our sponsorship application for the Syrian family has been accepted. We are also aware that it may take a year or more to completed. We very much hope that it will take less time but are greatly cheered to know that it is at least underway.
In the meantime, the teenage girls from the Irving St. group continue their semi-regular Skype connection to the children in the family who are stranded in Istanbul. A member of the refugee family's extended family living here in Ottawa is also in touch and keeps us informed of their circumstances.