Ottawa dispatches 40 more staff to Mideast to reduce Syrian refugee backlog

The federal government appears to be taking some steps to hasten the arrival of privately sponsored farwan-family-syrian-refugees[1]Syrian refugees, but sponsorship groups who have grown disappointed with Ottawa’s efforts say they will keep up the pressure despite some “good news.”

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada said that over 40 additional staff are being dispatched to Canadian visa offices in the Middle East, where they will spend the next seven weeks finalizing applications for privately sponsored refugees.

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