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.
Faith-based organizations have been central partners in resettling refugees in the United States. But there are signs that support may be waning.
Favourable public opinion helps create political will to increase resettlement and alleviate the global refugee crisis. A new tool could help build supportive social networks for refugees.
The home affairs minister says Australia is exploring resettlement overseas for ‘broad cohorts’ of people. But such deals do not get Australia off the hook.
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.
Though not a rich country, Colombia is unusually well equipped to handle mass migration because of its own history with political strife and displacement.
Québec’s partial suspension of refugee sponsorship by private organizations in the province highlights the challenges of Canada’s reliance on resettlement to welcome refugees.
It’s the simple, everyday encounters and experiences – a friendly wave, a helping hand – that refugees say makes them feel part of the Australian community.
The overall outcomes of Syrian refugees’ resettlement experiences are positive, but challenges remain.
Some refugees have been waiting to be resettled for almost a decade, and their broken trust is visceral.
Building on our track record of support for refugee resettlement, Canada should stand up for those uprooted within their own countries and unable to reach our shores.
On this World Children’s Day, we need to critically assess how Canada’s doing helping young refugees settle into their new homes and their new lives.
From resettling Syrian refugees to mitigating climate change in Ecuador, interactive ‘story maps’ harvest communities’ stories to help policymakers and neighbors better understand complex problems.
Refugee women’s voices are often left out of resettlement policy. A participatory research method called photovoice helps uncover resettlement issues from their perspectives.
New research confirms a ‘refugee gap’ in employment levels, which is exacerbated if refugees are dispersed around a country.
To avoid another refugee ‘crisis’ that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.