Top photo clockwise: Margaret Achire, Nest’s first refugee sponsorship; Elaine Carter, Group photo of Ebtsam, Thelma, Noor and Sawsan, Nest secretary Noreen (on right) with friends. (Photos by Diane Eurig.) The Nest Steak Night on September 25 was a big success attracting a sell-out crowd and raising $4,500. The money will be used to support the sponsorship of … Continue reading A wonderful night for Nest!
After waiting eight years to be reunited with her brother in Canada, Kdsti and her family arrived in Saskatoon on August 23, 2016. Kdsti, her husband Gebrhiwet, their daughter Hermela, and Kdsti’s brother Adhansom, arrived exhausted but happy. The family, originally from Eritrea, lived in Sudan while they waited for approval of their immigration application. Pictured above are: Haileab with his sister Kdsti, their brother Adhansom, … Continue reading Here at last!
December 5, 2008. That’s the date Kdsti Kflit applied to come to Saskatchewan to join her brother Haileab. A refugee from Eritrea, she fled her homeland to escape military service and jail. Now, the wait is nearly over. Kdsti’s original sponsor was a church in Regina. But in March 2011, the church cancelled the sponsorship. That’s when Nest members learned about Haileab and Kdsti. With the help of … Continue reading After eight years, the wait is nearly over
Nest is urging the Canadian government to fast track sponsorship applications from Pakistani Christians and other refugees living in Bangkok, Thailand, stating their situation is desperate and the UNHCR’s response is wholly inadequate. The Thai government’s appalling treatment of refugees is well-documented. Even though most are UN registered asylum seekers – who are legally entitled to protection – they live in constant fear of being rounded-up, arrested … Continue reading Fast track refugees in Thailand