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A Syrian refugee boy jumps from a swing as he plays under cloudy skies at the public beach of Ramlet al Bayda in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

How displaced Syrians effectively navigated ‘border frictions’ in Lebanon and Turkey

Many displaced Syrians responded to harsh border controls by passing through permeable borders, using alternative routes and relying upon the use of smugglers and social networks.
Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel (left) and Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vincent Biruta (right) sign a deal on April 14, 2022, that would send some asylum-seekers in the U.K. thousands of miles away to Rwanda. (AP Photo/Muhizi Olivier)

Debunking the myth of the ‘evil people smuggler’

The prevailing narrative around migrant smuggling has clouded the public’s understanding of the issue by obfuscating the role smuggling plays in helping refugees gain asylum.
People who fled the war in Ukraine rest inside an indoor gymnasium being used as a refugee centre in the village of Medyka, a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine, on March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

How Russia is trying to stoke anti-Ukrainian sentiment in eastern EU countries

The European Union is once again faced with the danger of destabilization. Putin’s cyberwar on free societies using the migration crisis went well in 2015. He must not succeed now in Poland or beyond.
A girl from Ukraine looks up at her mother as they wait to cross the border to Siret, Romania at the Romanian-Ukrainian border on Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine fuels a refugee crisis that could help Putin win the war

Europe’s need to support Ukrainian refugees could inhibit its ability to respond in Ukraine, allowing Vladimir Putin to consolidate his control of the Russian-speaking territories of Ukraine.
A Syrian-Canadian family poses outside their home in Peterborough, Ont., in December 2021. They were among thousands of Syrian refugees resettled in Canada by April 2017 under a program introduced by the Liberal government in 2015 — and now thousands of Afghan refugees are arriving in Canada, many of them under the age of 18. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

How Canada should be preparing to help young Afghan refugees

As Canada welcomes refugees from Afghanistan, we must take a moment to learn from the past. Communities across Canada need to be asking how they can be supporting young refugees in their integration.

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