Weekly Updates Jan 23 – Jan 29, 2017

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A number of reports and publications were recently added to the Refugee Readiness Hub including a UNHCR report on the culture, context and mental health of Somali refugees, housing and settlement initiatives targeted at Manitoba’s incoming Syrian refugees,and a Syrian resettlement report from the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights.

In addition AMSSA has released a fact sheet on the challenges and strength of newcomer youth through Migration Matters. This publication explores newcomer youth in British Columbia.

Upcoming events include Anti-Racism & Anti-Hate Initiatives: Supporting the Integration of Refugees in our Communities. This AMSSA forum will be a combined in-person and online training opportunity bringing together community organizers and experts in the anti-racism and anti-hate sector February 15.

In the news this week Metro Vancouver’s guide to fighting Islamophobia and anti-refugee sentiment,  Syrian refugees need Canada’s help more than ever, and providing timely protection for privately sponsored refugees.