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NDP Pushes to Open Doors to Refugees in Wake of Trump Ban

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Razak Iyal would have called for rescuers to pluck him from the frozen darkness of the prairie night, but his hands were too cold even to pull his cell phone from his pocket and dial 911. Iyal and another man from Ghana, Seidu Mohammed, had set out on a 10-hour …

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Support and solidarity: How Manitobans can help Muslim refugees

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Osaa Ahmed walked across a field for seven hours on a snowy November night to cross the U.S.-Canada border and make a refugee claim in Manitoba. The Ghanaian man was denied asylum in the United States in 2016 and was set to be deported. He said he wasn’t given a date for when he had to …

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Ghanaian to lose fingers after 7-hour trek to cross US border

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Two men from Ghana are recovering in the burn ward of a Winnipeg hospital after getting lost near the Emerson border on Christmas Eve while fleeing the United States. The men, aged 24 and 35, were found on Highway 75 just north of Letellier, Man., on the morning of Christmas Eve …

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Private versus public: A tale of 2 refugee families in Winnipeg

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Anaam Dekki has a roof over her head and food to eat. She is not in a war zone and her children are safe. But nothing could prepare her for the acute loneliness she’s felt from the moment she arrived in Winnipeg as a government-sponsored refugee from Syria. “She said ‘I don’t …