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Now is the time for U.S. President Joe Biden to ask the American people to invite homeless and war-ravaged Afghan refugees into their homes and their communities. Experience has taught us that, like the Statue of Liberty, many will raise their hand in enthusiastic response. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Why Joe Biden should emulate Canada and go big on private refugee resettlement

As the U.S. considers its own private refugee sponsorship program, it should look to Canada. History shows that large-scale adoption is possible and can bridge divides on immigration.
In this photo from 2015, newly arrived Syrian refugees take part in a mass at the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal election 2021: What the Conservatives don’t understand about refugee resettlement

The Conservative pledge to replace government-assisted refugee places with more private sponsorship focuses on the integration potential of refugees rather than their protection needs. That’s wrong.
Researchers found that the oldest child in Syrian refugee families has the most responsibility and the lowest English knowledge compared to peers. (Kilarov Zaneit/Unsplash)

Why the oldest child in Syrian refugee families needs the most urgent support, and what schools can do

Schools can focus on collaboration between teachers and students to wrap a system of support around children who need it the most.
Newly arrived refugee children learn how to skate from Ottawa Senators staff in Ottawa in March 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

What Joe Biden can learn from Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program

Joe Biden’s efforts to increase refugee resettlement could boost the number of stakeholders actively involved. But Canada’s experiences with private sponsorship contain lessons for the U.S.
Migrants, most of them wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, gather outside the temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe as they wait to depart from Lesbos for mainland Greece on Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas)

Dispatch from a refugee camp during the COVID-19 pandemic

In the middle of a windswept refugee camp in the aftermath of the burning of Moria, the COVID-19 pandemic is an afterthought.
A Syrian refugee holds up a sign with a portrait of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a protest outside the headquarters of the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, demanding to be moved out of Lebanon, in September 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are misled on their chances of coming to Canada

As countries around the world develop their own private sponsorship systems, they should acknowledge how elusive refugee status can be. Policy-makers should proceed accordingly.
A group of refugees living on the pavement near the Cape Town Central Police Station on the first day of a national coronavirus lockdown, March 27, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. Getty/Nardus Engelbrecht/ Gallo Images

Refugees tell stories of problems – and unity – in facing the coronavirus

From getting schooling for their children through an app in the wrong language to trouble finding gloves and masks, refugees across the globe face different challenges in dealing with the coronavirus.
Displaced Syrians learn about the danger of the coronavirus to them in their camps. Mohammed Al-Rifai/AFP via Getty Images

2 reasons – and 1 disease – that make peace in Syria so difficult

Everyone in Syria is fighting a slightly different war from everyone else, there are outsiders with their own goals – and the coronavirus is about to make everything much worse.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), with Rep. Marc Pocan (D.-Wis.) behind her, speaks Jan. 8, 2020 at the Capitol. Jose Luis Magana/AP Photo

Veterans, refugees and victims of war crimes are all vulnerable to PTSD

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who spent four years in a refugee camp, was recently criticized for saying that talk about war makes her feel anxious. A trauma psychiatrist explains the effects of PTSD.
Refugees in the city of Qab Illyas in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley dig their own water wells. Hussein A. Amery

Climate, not conflict, drove many Syrian refugees to Lebanon

Both drought and violence drove many Syrians out of their homes; even if the war ends, the continuing difficulty of farming will make it hard for them to return.
This image captures the hope felt by many Canadians four years ago as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, posing for selfies with airport workers, greeted refugees from Syria arriving on a government-sponsored airplane in Toronto, on Dec. 10, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Syrian refugees in Canada: Four years after the welcome

The overall outcomes of Syrian refugees’ resettlement experiences are positive, but challenges remain.
Syrian refugee men work as day laborers at a textile workshop in Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Cansu Alkaya

Syrian refugees in Turkey are there to stay, at least for now

Almost 4 million Syrian refugees live in Turkey, which has taken noteworthy steps to integrate them into the country in the past five years. Will Turkey now try to force those refugees back to Syria?
Refugees awaiting municipal bread distribution in Akcakale, Turkey, Oct. 20, 2019. Three-quarters of the Syrian refugees in Turkey are women and children. AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel

Deportation to Syria could mean death for women, children and LGBTQ refugees in Turkey

Turkey is threatening to send 3.6 million refugees back to the Syrian territory it just invaded. Deporting these vulnerable people would make them the collateral damage of a chaotic, many-sided war.

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