The outpouring of support from community members, businesses and landlords in response to Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement plan has been tremendous in British Columbia. Below are a few highlights collected by ISSofBC.

5767 Potential Volunteers
have come forward to lend a helping hand from November to December 2015.

284 BC Businesses
from an array of industries are excited to offer employment.

1268 Housing Locations are available to accommodate both short-term and long-term housing needs.

2365 Syrian Refugees
have arrived in BC as Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) from Nov.4, 2015 to Dec 15, 2016.

582 Syrian Families
are part of the overall arrival of 2365 GARs to BC.

58 BC Communities
have welcomed Syrian refugees from from Nov. 4, 2015 to Oct. 16, 2016.


#WelcomeRefugees - Canadian Government statistics on total number of Syrian refugees in Canada.

Learn more about the resettlement of refugees: UNHCR resettlement facts

Learn more about the global trends in forced displacement in 2015: UNHRC report

Learn more about worldwide child refugee numbers: Unicef report - World Economic Forum

In honour of World Refugee Day we have put together 10 facts about refugees that are important to know: Get the 10 Facts here

ISSofBC Government Assisted Refugee Arrival Bulletin: Statistical Highlights for 2016

Statistics Canada: Interactive charts that show where newcomers call “home” in Canada

Learn more about the refugee crisis we are witnessing today: video series- Part 1

Canadian Council for Refugees - Learn more about Refugee Transportation Loans: View infographic here




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Quick Facts represent the response from communities in British Columbia through ISSofBC's Syrian refugee resettlement plan. Statistics are tallied and published by ISSofBC staff weekly starting November 2015.