Status for Omar: Call for Donations

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Status for Omar- A Call for Donations

For nearly a decade, Omar Ben Ali- a stateless Palestinian refugee- has been living in Montreal. Following the refusal of his refugee claim in 2008, Omar has been left in limbo- unable to obtain status, but unable to return to Palestine. In July 2017, Omar launched the #StatusforOmar campaign, demanding that he be granted permanent residency on humanitarian and compassionate grounds be accepted and that he be allowed to reunite with his wife and seven children, from whom he has been separated for the past ten years. 

Last month, Omar received news that his wife and children must complete medical examinations and submit additional documentation as part of the processing of his humanitarian and compassionate grounds application.  Costs for the medical examinations, for passport renewals and for police certificates for family members above the age of 18 are expected to surpass $3,000. As the sole source of financial support for his family, Omar is unable to cover these expenses alone. 

Tadamon is calling for donations to cover the costs for the documents and exams. 


Statut pour Omar- Appel de dons

Depuis presqu’une décennie, Omar Ben Ali – un réfugié palestinien apatride – habite Montréal. Suite au refus de sa demande d’asile en 2008, Omar se retrouve coincé dans les limbes du système juridique d'Immigration Canada – il ne peut régulariser son statut et il ne peut retourner en Palestine. En juillet 2017, Omar a mis sur pied la campagne #StatutPourOmar, demandant à ce que la résidence permanente lui soit accordée pour des considérations d’ordre humanitaire et demandant à être réuni auprès de sa femme et de ses sept enfants, desquels il est séparé depuis 10 ans.

 Le mois dernier, Omar a appris que sa femme et ses enfants devaient compléter des examens médicaux et soumettre des documents additionnels dans le cadre du traitement de sa demande pour motifs d’ordre humanitaire.  Les coûts des examens médicaux, du renouvèlement des passeports et des certificats de police pour les membres de la famille âgés de plus de 18 ans s’élèveront à plus de 3 000$. En tant que seule source de soutien financier pour sa famille, Omar ne peut couvrir ces frais.

Tadamon lance un appel de dons afin de couvrir les frais reliés aux examens et documents.
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