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Eight migrants from Somalia cross into Canada from the United States by walking down a train track into the town of Emerson, Man., in February 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

How the Canada Border Services Agency tolerates and even encourages refugee mistreatment

A report finds that Canada’s flawed deportation process undermines refugee protection. Here’s why it must be reformed so that it meets Canada’s human rights obligations.
Ongoing conflicts in many countries mean that women will continue to seek protection in South Africa. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Women refugees fleeing violence seek safety in South Africa: but they don’t find it

The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
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.
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Australia’s temporary visa system is unfair, expensive, impractical and inconsistent. Here’s how the new government could fix it

Our report sets out practical reforms that can be implemented relatively simply, within existing legislative provisions and with only minimal changes to policy and regulations.
Ukrainian refugees board transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland on April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

#PolandFirstToHelp: How Poland is using humanitarianism to boost its propaganda

Poland has an opportunity to emerge from this refugee crisis a more united, more accepting and economically strong society, but first they need to have tough conversations about immigration.

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