Refugees helping refugees: how newcomers are empowering one another
This week, a Somali-Canadian refugee got a history-making job offer: Ahmed Hussen is going to be Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. He's the first minister of Somali heritage, and came to Canada by himself as a refugee at the age of 16.
Hussen is now in a position to make a huge difference in the lives of other refugees coming to Canada. But he's not the only one — across this country, in classrooms and corner shops and mosque basements, there are countless stories of refugees helping refugees.
This episode originally aired January 14, 2017