Monday, August 20, 2012 | Categories: Features
Feras Saidam and his family are desperate to leave Syria, but they can't.
The Saidams are stateless Palestinians. Without valid travel documents, no neighbouring country will allow them in.
They had applied to come to Canada as refugees. A group in British Columbia has agreed to sponsor them -- and Immigration Canada had invited them to come for an interview at the Embassy in Damascus. But then the Embassy shut down and Canada ordered its officials out of the country.
Feras Saidam spoke to us from the Al Hol refugee camp in Syria, near the border with Iraq.