WHO WELCOMES THE
THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS REFUGEES
THAT ARRIVE IN CANADA?
Matthew House is a community of 3 homes in central
Toronto that welcomes and assists newly arrived
refugee claimants offering HOPE at the end of their
long journey on the refugee highway.
FACTS ON REFUGEES
According to the United Nation’s definition, a refugee is defined as “a person outside his or her country of origin who has a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.”
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees puts the current number of refugees and forcibly displaced people around the world at 51.2 million. No one becomes a refugee by choice—they are forced to flee to save their lives or preserve their freedom. They begin a long journey of danger and uncertainty on the refugee highway, seeking safety and security.
Learn more about the following International Organizations:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
International Organization for Migration