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‘A bright new future’: how Australians are helping Canada’s private sponsors give refugees a fresh start

Eight refugees held for years in Australian detention have arrived in Canada under community sponsorship scheme

Eight refugees – held by Australia’s offshore immigration regime for more than eight years – have landed in Vancouver and Toronto, sponsored by community groups in Canada and Australia to begin new lives on the other side of the world.

  • Ben Doherty
  • The Guardian

The eight flew out of the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby on Thursday, joining another former Manus detainee who arrived in Canada a week ago.

Abdo had been medevaced from PNG to Australia before being accepted for resettlement in Canada.

“I have mixed feelings about starting this new life in…

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