In Canada, Syrian refugees cope with day-to-day life

Syrian refugee Fahed Fattouh takes French classes at Laurier Competency Development Center in Laval, CanadaWelcomed with open arms — some even received coats from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself — the Syrian refugees who arrived in Canada a year ago are now facing their share of difficulties. Among them, 50-year-old Fahed Fattouh came with his wife and their two children after they fled the war-battered city of Aleppo via Beirut in 2012. The family has been making ends meet until now thanks to financial aid from Fattouh’s brother-in-law, who has lived in Quebec for 25 years.

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