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Context - February 28, 2020 - Stalled on the refugee highway
The U.N. declares Syria is on the brink of the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st century. The refugee highway they turn to for hope is stalled – 70 million people are looking for a safe home.
This week on Context, why our refugee crisis is getting worse.
The cost desperate families pay for safety is high and sometimes tragic. The Canadian aunt of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian boy whose tiny body washed up on shore after she had paid smugglers to help him get to Canada, talks about the loss to her family.
And an aid worker on the ground in the Moria Refugee Camp, a place so overcrowded and destitute, the U.N. is calling for an immediate evacuation.
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Context - February 21, 2020 - Stalled...
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Context - February 13, 2020 - Canada'...
Canada’s gun problem is on the rise. The latest statistics show a 42% increase in violent crimes involving guns since 2013.
The hardest hit city in our country is Toronto – but it doesn’t end there.
This week on Context – police, frontline workers, victims, and researchers on the root causes of ...
Context - February 7, 2020 - Containi...
Wuhan, China is under the largest quarantine in history after the coronavirus goes global.
The virus has spread to 25 countries with more than 20,000 confirmed cases and nearly 500 deaths.
Canada is working to evacuate citizens from Wuhan to an airforce base in Trenton.
This week on Context, we ...