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More permanent housing needed for Syrian refugees: province

A Syrian family walks after they arrived with other refugees from Turkey to the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, on a inflatable dinghy, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.
A Syrian family walks after they arrived with other refugees from Turkey to the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, on a inflatable dinghy, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Petros Giannakouris

WINNIPEG — The province is continuing its search for more permanent housing units for Syrian refugees arriving in Manitoba.

The government has already connected with more than 200 landlords and have more than 100 units as an options for permanent housing, according to a provincial release. But more housing is still needed.

As of Jan. 11, Manitoba has welcomed 254 government assisted Syrian refugees. 300 people are expected to arrive every month until the target of 2,000 refugees is reached sometime in 2016.

 

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