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Cologne library opens its doors to refugees: ‘You fill this room with life’

“While a flurry of snow threatens to fall outside at any moment, Sanaw, a 30-year-old Kurdish Christian from western Iran, is proudly describing his involvement in a nativity play over Christmas. He holds court at a table of eight fellow refugees, explaining in coherent German how the local theatre group, of which he has only been a member for a matter of months, has helped to improve his sense of belonging in Cologne, his home city for just over a year.” (via The Guardian)

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Supporters helping Gander library stock shelves for Syrian refugees

“Employees with the Gander Public Library are doing their best to make sure the shelves are stocked for the five refugee families who are coming to Central Newfoundland in the coming weeks. This includes books in Arabic for children and adults.Regional librarian Courtney Penney said supporters of the effort have been doing everything they can to prepare for the refugees’ arrival.” (via CBC News)

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