What does it mean to help one family?

by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn

In Toronto, Mouhamad al-Hajj and his family, refugees from Syria, have resettled with the help of a group of sponsors. Photo: © Nicole Tung for The New York Times
In Toronto, Mouhamad al-Hajj and his family, refugees from Syria, have resettled with the help of a group of sponsors.  In Bar Elias, Lebanon, relatives, including Mr. Hajj’s sister-in-law and her children, are desperate to move to Canada, too.  Photo: © Nicole Tung for The New York Times

TORONTO, SEPT. 8 — Wissam al-Hajj, a Syrian refugee, woke up in the most comfortable home she had ever lived in, an apartment growing increasingly stuffed with toys for her four children. She realized she had slept far more soundly than usual. But when she remembered why, she grew irritated: Her husband, Mouhamad, had hidden the phone from her.

 

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