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A Long Way from Home for BC Refugees

A Long Way from Home for BC Refugees
Esther Mang, left, and her son, David. An older son still lives in Myanmar, which Mang was forced to flee on foot. Photo by Jackie Wong.

In this special Tyee Solutions Society series, housing reporter Jackie Wong examines some of the unique challenges facing an often-overlooked community: refugees who have fled violence in other countries, and now struggle to secure a better life in Canada.

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In This Series

Safer from Violence, Still Seeking a Home

Safer from Violence, Still Seeking a Home

Secure shelter is hard to find for BC refugees. First in a new series.

Jackie Wong / 22 Jul 2013


Bonded by Shared Horrors, Refugees Find Housing Solutions

Bonded by Shared Horrors, Refugees Find Housing Solutions

An exceptional Achehnese community in BC works towards prosperity. Second in a series.

Jackie Wong / 23 Jul 2013


Fleeing Danger, Refugee Shelter-Seekers Find Exploitation

Fleeing Danger, Refugee Shelter-Seekers Find Exploitation

One Victoria non-profit's efforts to assist vulnerable renters offers hope. Third in a series.

Jackie Wong / 24 Jul 2013


A Home for Refugees 'Caught In-Between'

A Home for Refugees 'Caught In-Between'

One-of-a-kind Welcome House centre could offer stable shelter for marginalized newcomers. Last in a series.

Jackie Wong / 25 Jul 2013