No one is a refugee by choice. Refugees and internally displaced people are forced to flee their homes out of fear for their lives and liberty.
Who is a Refugee?
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.
The Somali Canadian Education and Rural Development Organization
(SCERDO) is an official Sponsorship Agreement Holder with Citizenship and
Immigration Canada. This enables SCERDO congregations to sponsor refugees to
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