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Alberta to spend $1.9M to curb deaths of young Somalis

The Alberta government says it will spend $1.9 million to try to cut the rising number of Somali youth dying in drug-trade violence.

The Alberta government says it will spend $1.9 million to try to cut the rising number of Somali youth dying in drug-trade violence.

About 30 young Somali men have been killed in Alberta in the last five years. Most have died violently in a battle for control of the lucrative drug trade.

The money will be spread over three programs. The bulk of it, $1.3 million, will be used to help Somali families integrate into Canadian life by assisting them with employment, education and language.

 
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