The Government of Canada resettled 25,000 Syrian refugees between November 2015 and February 29, 2016.This included government-supported and privately sponsored refugees.The ongoing conflict in Syria has triggered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, civilians continue to bear the brunt of a conflict marked by unparalleled suffering, destruction and disregard for human life.
It does not examine the ongoing civil war in Syria or the peace talks.
The United States has led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq since 8 August 2014.
Immigration Minister John Mc Callum announced that government officials will brief journalists once a week in an effort to keep Canadians informed on the plan to resettle 10,000 refugees by year's end and another 15,000 refugees by March 1, 2016.
Mc Callum said on Tuesday that Canadians could welcome even more refugees next year, bringing the total number of Syrians resettled in Canada as high as 50,000.
Thousands more have made the harrowing journey to Europe in search of a better life.