Meet the soon-to-be new Canadians inside Beirut refugee camp
Homs was very bad. We were running from one street to another street because of the bombing and shelling. I was arrested by the regime for 10 days. And it was hell these 10 days. Beatings. All kinds of violence. And after this I was like a refugee from street to street and I couldn't support my family. I was running from all the checkpoints and all the police, and that's why I left.- Samer al Bawab on why he left Syria and hopes to leave for Canada next week
This week we've learned much more about the federal government's plan to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees.
We know that there should be 10,000 in Canada by the end of the year. And that nearly 1000 visas have already been issued.
Beyond the numbers though, we've yet to hear much from these soon-to-be new Canadians.
CBC Middle East correspondent Derek Stoffel is in Lebanon this week. He has been travelling to several areas around the country to meet refugees face-to-face.
Derek Stoffel joined Piya Chattopadhyay from Beirut for a look at where these refugees are coming from.
Derek Stoffel visits a camp in northern Lebanon, where conditions are bleak
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.