Community groups in Toronto are raising alarm over the dire situation faced by a growing number of asylum seekers who have been compelled to sleep on a downtown sidewalk outside the city’s shelter intake office, enduring extreme heat and rainfall. In response to the mounting crisis, an emergency meeting was held on Friday afternoon, involving representatives from the municipal, provincial, and federal governments.

The meeting aimed to address the urgent situation and chart a path forward for providing support to the displaced refugees.

Read more about this pressing issue in the articles linked below.

  • CityNews Toronto provides an in-depth look at the challenges faced by asylum seekers sleeping on the sidewalk outside the shelter intake office, shedding light on the circumstances and the perspectives of community groups. Read more

For additional information from the UN about the refugee crisis, click on the link below.

Global Refugee Statistics
Find the latest data and statistics on global displacement.

An unprecedented 100 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are 27.1 million refugees, around 41 per cent of whom are under the age of 18. There are also millions of stateless people who have been denied a nationality and lack access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.