Embassy Photo: Carl Meyer
Newly-arrived refugees sit in a waiting area at the Bruyère Family Medicine Centre in Ottawa on Jan. 28. For the past three Thursday nights, the centre has run a health clinic for Syrian refugees, one of five such clinics in Ottawa. The individuals in the photo requested that their names and faces be obscured out of concern for their privacy.
Health workers in Ottawa volunteering to care for newly-arrived Syrian refugees are struggling to plan for the coming months without a clear picture from the federal government, says a lead doctor handling the refugees' arrival.