CBC News Now Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from Vietnamese Boat People

CBC News Now Syrian Refugee Crisis: Lessons from Vietnamese Boat People

As desperate migrants from the Middle East and Africa make their way across Europe, many in Canada are reminded of another refugee crisis that hit close to home. In the late '70s and early '80s, Canada took in 60,000 refugees, at the time often called the "Vietnamese boat people." CBC reporter Judy Trinh was four years old when her family fled from Vietnam.

  • 2015
  • 00:05:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/02/2015