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Justin Trudeau Meets With Recently-Settled Afghan Refugee Families at Hamilton Food Market


Marghana Elyaskhil's life in Hamilton is coming together after arriving in Canada in October 2021 with her husband Ahmad Najib Wahidi and her 14-month-old daughter.

Elyaskhil, who was a dentist in Afghanistan, told The Spectator that after the Afghanistan government collapsed, "it was not safe for us to live there anymore."

The borders were blocked, and it was getting harder to get to the airport with their then five-month-old daughter Harir despite several attempts, Elyaskhil said.

They finally escaped the country, finding refuge in Islamabad, Pakistan, for 25 days in September before setting out for Canada.

Two months after arriving, the family moved to Hamilton.

On Friday, Harir, now a toddler, sat on top of a table at Eastern Food Market on Upper Wentworth Street and enjoyed the "Baby Shark" video while her parents spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Article by The Hamilton Spectator. Read more here

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