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Hoffen auf Trudeau

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Die letzten Meter seiner fast zweijährigen Reise erschienen Mbaye Sow wie ein Kinderspiel, erinnert er sich. Er solle auf die roten lichter der Windräder zugehen, habe der Amerikaner ihm zum Abschied gesagt. Dort, wo der Senegalese die Grenze überqueren will, erstreckt sich eine scheinbar endlose flache Prärie, und im Norden …

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The Economist Who Wants to Put Refugees to Work

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At the end of his first year at England’s Durham University, 19-year-old Alexander Betts faced, as he puts it, “a long summer with lots of free time and not much money.” To pass the hours, he took a gig volunteering at a reception center for refugees in the Netherlands. “What …

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A New Life in Strangers’ Clothes for Syrian Refugees in Canada

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Like many Canadians, Debbie Rix was spurred to take action when she saw the now-iconic picture of the dead Syrian boy on the beach. Alan Kurdi — beloved 3-year-old son, brother, and nephew — was photographed facedown in the sand, a casualty of Syria’s hyperviolent civil war, and Rix couldn’t …

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Legal aid for immigrants, refugees saved by last-minute cash

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Refugees and immigrants in B.C. are no longer at risk of losing legal-aid services, after an emergency injection of cash from the federal government. The federal Department of Justice gave the Legal Services Society of B.C. an additional $385,000, which will allow it to provide legal aid for refugees and …

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No need to fear influx of refugees into Quebec, UN says

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The recent spike in asylum seekers crossing irregularly into Canada, the vast majority of them into Quebec, has prompted fears of a refugee overload the province could be hard-pressed to accommodate or afford. While the numbers are historically high — 4,345 irregular border crossings into Canada in the first six …

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Global Voices: Canadians rally the world to tackle refugee crisis

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Prospects seem grim for the world’s 22 million refugees. The U.S. and Europe are slamming doors. Kenya is forcing Somalis in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp, to go home — even if it’s not safe to return. Uganda is desperate for funding to feed almost one million Sudanese who have …