Newly Arrived Children From Eritrea Joyously Dance Outside During Their Very First Canadian Snowfall

Eritrean Refugee Children First Snowfall

A pair of children, who emigrated to Canada with their family from their native Eritrea, joyously danced outside in their winter coats while flurries started to fall from the sky. This was their first winter in Toronto and the very first snowfall they had ever seen in their lives. The family had been in a very politically precarious position before being brought to Canada by the all-volunteer Ripple Refugee Project.

The family was forced to flee their home in Eritrea and is currently residing under precarious circumstances in neighboring Sudan. Eritrea is recognized as having one of the most repressive regimes in the world. …Our group has chosen to support this young mum and her small children because they are very vulnerable and because we think we can make a huge impact on their lives.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.