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Manitoba Seeks Help from Landlords to Help Incoming Syrian Refugees

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Seeks Help from Landlords to Help Incoming Syrian Refugees

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Manitoba to use flood centre for refugee plan

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WINNIPEG - An emergency planning centre normally used during spring floods will organize support programs for Syrian refugees coming to Manitoba.

The government announced its plans Thursday to help between 1,500 and 2,000 Syrian refugees anticipated by the end of February -- its share of the national program.

Manitoba's emergency co-ordination centre, used to forecast, track and fight flooding, will serve as a nerve centre for the refugee response. Officials from several government departments will work together to ensure refugees have housing, health services, job opportunities and more when they arrive, Premier Greg Selinger said.

Many of the refugees will be privately sponsored, which means they will have housing and support already provided by family members or non-profit groups. …

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