Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Local Students on Hand as Orphaned Refugee Children Arrive in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Local Students on Hand as Orphaned Refugee Children Arrive in Winnipeg

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Orphaned refugee children arrive in Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG - Eleven refugee children have arrived in Winnipeg after a long and harrowing journey.

Ten of the children are orphaned siblings between the age of eight and sixteen, and the last is a baby born to the oldest sibling.

They were all born in Saudi Arabia to a Somali father, who was working at the Somali consulate in Jeddah but died of diabetes, leaving them orphaned and stranded.

Tom Denton of Winnipeg's Hospitality House, a refugee support group, explains that when their father died, they lost their legal status and were subject to deportation.

The plight of the children, who hid from authorities for months, became known in Canada after their eldest brother fled and walked from the U.S. border to Winnipeg.

Hospitality House then began working to bring the children to Winnipeg. …

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