Many of the people coming into Manitoba are originally from Somalia, a country located in the Horn of Africa, bordered by Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya.
There are many reasons people flee Somalia — devastating famine, a staggering unemployment rate, the threats of al-Shabaab and a civil war that has been ongoing for more than 25 years — but not all planned to end up in the Canadian Prairie province.
As Manitoba deals with an influx of refugee claimants, it is addressing the fallout of a war and famine thousands of kilometres away.
Why are people fleeing Somalia?
Somalia is experiencing a devastating drought that has led to famine which could affect 6.2 million people, the United Nations estimates.
Earlier this month, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an emergency visit to the country and called on the world to act immediately to prevent more deaths from the famine.