On March 14, CBC News hosted a casual meet and greet that saw Winnipeggers paired up with three refugees at The Forks.

Warda Ahmed and Yahya Samatar from Somalia, and Kobra Rahim from Iraq, sat at a couch near the food court at different points in the day, inviting passersby to sit down and chat with them.

All three shared stories of trial and tribulation, the challenges they faced and the lengths they went to in order to make it to Manitoba.

Listen to their stories here: