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Although well-intended, sometimes employers can unintentionally undermine the agency of refugee employees by victimizing them. (Shutterstock)

4 strategies for hiring refugees successfully

Managers can play a key role in helping refugee employees thrive in their new workplaces, instead of robbing them of their autonomy.
People walk on the road near Kibumba, north of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, as they flee fighting between Congolese forces and M23 rebels in May 2022. (AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa)

Why Canadians should be concerned about intensifying violence in Congo

Canada is connected to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the global economy, international peacekeeping efforts and migration. We must not ignore violence because it’s far away.
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.
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.

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