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Mado Family: Jasim Mado and Sister Saada

mado family: Pictured from left to right are Saadi's father Jasim, mother Marjan, sister Saada and brother Samir, according to Toronto Star. Sammy Hudes / Toronto Star By Sammy Hudes Staff Reporter Thu., June 29, 2017 It was just half a year ago that Jasim Mado and his wife Marjan were living in Turkey, having fled Iraq after Daesh attacked their hometown of Nineveh. The Mado family was the first group of Yazidi refugees to arrive in Canada earlier this year through the Mozuud Freedom Foundation's Project Abraham. They never would have dreamed the only violence they'd soon be hiding from would involve snowball fights with their grandchildren. Their arrival in January made them the first privately sponsored Yazidi refugees to reach Canada through Project Abraham, started more than two years ago by the Mozuud Freedom Foundation, a not-for-profit human rights organization. Six months after arriving in Canada along with their sons Waleed and Saeed, their daughter-in-law Shamsah and two young grandchildren, the family is proud to call Canada home. ( As reported in the news.