Farah & Suzy
“My name is Farha, and this is my daughter Suzi. We are from the town of Hassekeh, which is famous for many things in Syria—most importantly the food! It is famous for its delicious food, particularly the kebabs.
Food brought people together in our community. Even though the town was very diverse, it had a very strong community spirit. Socializing was really important for us.
All of that changed when Daesh came. They destroyed the land and made our life one of constant fear. We were always afraid of car jackings, kidnappings and bombings.
I am a primary school teacher and Suzi studies pharmacology. Imagine, me as a teacher—having spent my day with 8 to 10 year olds—walking home with one eye on the sky and the other on the road to watch out for bombs and people who would threaten me.
We are so looking forward to the peace and security Canada offers. My sister and niece have been living in Canada for several years, and my other daughter went there four months ago. We are really looking forward to being able to move on with our lives without fear. I can’t tell you how much it will mean to feel secure again.”
Farha and Suzi are among the 25,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled under the Canadian Resettlement Operation.