Syrian newcomers host lunch for homeless during Ramadan

CBCNews - Many of the Syrian newcomers who helped organize the lunch were fasting themselves.

Syrian newcomers hosted a free lunch on Sunday for homeless and low-income Torontonians as a way of giving back during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. 

"We want to show other people how Muslims are in Ramadan, we need to show others we have ... to give our help to other people," said Mohamad Alhaj, who arrived in Toronto 18 months ago. 

The event was spearheaded by Mes Amis Canada, an organization that has helped settle 3,000 refugees in the country over the last 18 months. 

Over a hundred volunteers, many of whom were refugees or newcomers, helped out at the event.

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