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World refugee day: Teen refugees’ art put on display

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A patchwork lifejacket and a welcome mat bearing the message “not welcome” are among the artworks created by young refugees and asylum seekers on display at a new exhibition. All I left behind. All I will discover, is being held at London’s Oxo Tower as part of Refugee Week. More …

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Number of refugees crossing into Manitoba declines

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After soaring numbers earlier this year, the number of people RCMP found walking across the border into Manitoba went down in April, and then again in May. That’s according to updated numbers released Friday by the Canada’s government department of Immigration and Citizenship. In May, 106 people were intercepted by …

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Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

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A 19th Century violin has been taken out of a collection of historic instruments held by Oxford University and sent to a young Syrian musician living as a refugee. Aboud Kaplo, 14, was forced out of his home in Aleppo and is now living in Lebanon. Film-maker Susie Attwood came …

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Understanding What Syrian Refugees Want

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While many parties to peace talks over Syria pay lip service to what the Syrian people want, most feel free to interpret their will. This is what makes the work of Kristin Fabbe and her colleagues Chad Hazlett and Tolga Sinmazdemir so important. During the summer and fall of 2016, the …