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The Jungle refugee camp in Calais: third world conditions on the UK's doorstep

Posted by Katie DeRosa on Friday, January 8, 2016,


The driving wind and cold rains of winter make the Jungle refugee camp in Calais an even more unforgivable place than it already is. On a recent Wednesday in January, men line up and wait for more than an hour to get a pair of shoes, some wearing flip flops and no socks or running shoes with the backs folded down. As the shoes are distributed a scuffle breaks out, men shouting and pushing toward the small hut where a group of volunteers are trying to regain control of the crowd.

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Trudeau touts Canada's commitment to Syrian refugees during UK visit

Posted by Katie DeRosa on Friday, November 27, 2015,

As other countries pass legislation to restrict Syrian refugees, Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaffirmed the country’s commitment to welcoming 25,000 Syrians in the next three months.

“We know we are not just resettling refugees, we are welcoming new Canadians,” Trudeau said Thursday in a speech at the Canadian High Commission in London.

He held up Canada has an example to other countries of how diversity and cultural inclusion can thrive.


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