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Wpg Free Press: Another border crosser suffers frostbite while getting to Manitoba

January 9, 2018 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports:

For the third time, a refugee claimant crossing into Canada on foot at the Manitoba border near Emerson has suffered serious frostbite….

“I’m fine,” Kouevi said in English, before asking an interpreter in French to tighten the belt that had become loose on his jeans.

His interpreter, University of Manitoba law student Darryl Strain, who volunteers at Winnipeg refugee assistance organization Welcome Place helping refugee claimants fill out their paperwork, obliged.

With Strain interpreting, Kouevi said there’s feeling returning to his fingers and he’s in great pain.


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