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on December 31, 2018 in Featured World News

Growing number of refugees arriving in Canada as unaccompanied minors

Nazima Walji · CBC News Shelter aims to help young people on their own adjust to life in Canada With a suitcase no bigger than a carry-on filled with what she describes as “tropical clothes,” Elisée Makola says she fled to Canada for safety. Makola was just 15 when she left Congo, a country wracked by decades of violent conflict that has killed millions of civilians and displaced millions more. Children have been forced into prostitution, slave labour and military service for rebel groups, and she feared for her future. “Mostly it was just being persecuted, being killed — because...

Nazima Walji · CBC News Shelter aims to help young people on their own adjust to life in Canada With a suitcase no bigger than a carry-on filled with what she describes as “tropical clothes,” Elisée Makola says she...

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