Situation ‘critical,’ says Muslim Women’s Institute, seeking donations for newly arrived refugees

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Organization banding together for rare holiday opening in hopes of getting winter gear for needy.

As more asylum-seekers continue to make their way into Manitoba, the Canadian Muslim Women’s Institute is putting out a call for donations.

The organization assists refugees and newcomer women by providing them with essential items to help them settle in.

“We have quite a bit of refugee claimants and they are coming with very little,” says Yasmin Ali, president of CMWI.

Ali said refugees who have arrived in recent weeks are in dire need and desperate for winter clothing, towels, blankets, sheets and personal care items like soap and toothpaste. With the influx of people who have recently made their way into the province, they’re running out of all supplies.

“We are very low. We don’t have many of these things,” says Ali. “It is critical they get help as soon as they arrive.”


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