refugee: We spent weeks preparing for the meeting, reading through hundreds of government documents detailing Abdi's life, according to Toronto Star. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Somali mother, he later migrated with his mother and sister to a refugee camp in Djibouti. Abdi, 24, has lived in Canada most of his life, but now faces deportation. Returning to Somalia was not an option because of the brutal civil war, which continues to this day. Abdoul Abdi came to Canada at age 6, moving to Nova Scotia as a refugee. Abdi's biological mother died in the refugee camp and his aunts assumed custody. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.