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Appreciate our country, refugee urges at 150 event

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Prasansa Subedi was born in a Nepali refugee camp. Her family moved there from Bhutan to escape civil unrest. At the time, freedom seemed very distant for her. But on Wednesday, the Grade 12 Fort Richmond Collegiate student stood at centre field of Investors Group Field, and shared the story …

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Syrian refugee crisis: All your questions answered

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The Syrian refugee crisis remains one of the largest humanitarian crises since the end of World War II. The number of refugees who have fled the country now exceeds five million, including more than 2.4 million children, and millions more have been displaced internally, according to the United Nations. Syrians have …

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Dinner for Syrian refugees over a year in the making

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It’s a dinner over a year in the making and next Wednesday it will be served with all the trimmings — Syrian style, that is. University of Winnipeg student Sinan Aboud, along with Syrian refugees living in Winnipeg, will put on a three-course dinner to raise funds for Syrian refugees …

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Refugee claimants: from a stream to a flood

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Omid Danish sits ramrod straight in his seat, nattily attired in a suit jacket and tie, a huge smile plastered across his face. Nestled up against his arm with a shy smile, is Alina Yahyaie, his wife. They’ve been married since last July but they’ve only been able to spend …