Beyond the YMCA, U.S. border refugees are on their own

There’s the family of nine from Sudan, with girls age 14, 13, 9, and 5, and boys 11, 8 and 2; the Syrian woman with a boy, 3, and a girl, 1; and a Palestinian family with three kids and triplets on the way — mother is “tired but happy.”

They are just three of the families who are leaving the YMCA Residence for refugees downtown this week to move into their own apartments in Montreal.

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