"It's peace we are happy with." - Um Naeem & Um ImadWritten by Batoul Hussain
"What do you like about life in Canada?"
"Quite honestly, it's the peace and security. Knowing that our kids and our families are living in a safe place is what we can be thankful for. We lived through all the devastating wars. It's peace we are happy with." [translated from Arabic]
~ Um Naeem and Um Imad, Iraqi community elders
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