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The Inter-Church Refugee Partnership is a coalition of Kingston churches formed to support, resettle, and advocate for refugees.  The Inter-Church Refugee Partnership has begun by sponsoring four Syrian families and an LGBT individual from Nigeria.

*Good News! Aug 10, 2016 – CLICK HERE

*An Update July 20, 2016 – CLICK HERE

cropped-rs4638_jordan2012jeffrey-30871.jpgOut of millions of refugees worldwide, over 7.5 million are Syrians trapped internally in their war-torn country, and over 3.5 million are Syrians who have swamped refugee camps and regular towns in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey.

The Canadian government had committed to 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of 2015.  As of March 20, 2016 Canada has welcomed 26,202, and of those 8, 976 were privately sponsored by groups like ours.  The Canadian Government has set 44, 800 as the target for 2016.  Of those 17,800 will be privately sponsored.

Source: Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada

And of course the world refugee crisis is not limited to Syria.  At the end of 2015 the UN Refugee Agency reported that there were 19.5 million refugees worldwide in addition to 38.2 million internally displaced persons.   Please help us to make a difference in at least some of those lives.