'Soon, all of Canada will be our family:' Syrian family adjusts to a new home
There's still a world of people that needs help. People are living tragedies in Lebanon. There are sieges, there's destruction... unprecedented inflation. No heat, no oil. Nothing.- Sawsan Ahmad Awad, daughter-in-law in Al Abdallah family
The Current was first introduced to the Al Abdallah family in Nov. 2015. After fleeing Syria for Lebanon, they left family behind to make Toronto their home, thanks to 17 individuals in a group called The Ripple Refugee Project.
Now Anas, 31, is joined by seven of his family members, living in two apartments in northeast Toronto.
The Current's Friday host Piya Chattopadhyay went to visit the family to find out how they are settling into Canada.
Here in Canada, they don't differentiate between people. Everyone lives peacefully and safely.- Abdallah Al Abdallah, Grandfather
This segment was produced and translated by The Current's Pacinthe Mattar.