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A boat carrying migrants was stranded off the coast of Morocco before it was rescued by a Spanish ship in September 2018. Marco Moreno/AFP via Getty Images

A court case against migrant activists in Italy offers a reminder – not all refugees are welcome in Europe

Italian aid workers charged with helping migrants travel through the country were acquitted in May 2022. But migrants are often not well received in Europe, despite a welcome of Ukrainian refugees.
A Haitian family poses for a photograph after after taking the oath of citizenship on Parliament Hill in 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Settlement services need to improve their online offerings for tech-savvy newcomers

Newcomers need settlement services to learn about life in Canada. Settlement agencies need to use online channels and communicate existing online services to help newcomers before they arrive.
Home secretary Priti Patel visits border force staff in Kent as they manage arrivals across the Channel. Alamy/Gareth Fuller

Nationality and Borders Act becomes law: five key changes explained

From sending arrivals to Rwanda to stripping citizenship without notice – it’s little wonder the government has had to fight to get this legislation passed.
Many Ukrainians returned home after fleeing the Russian invasion, including this family that arrived on April 12, 2022, in Lviv, Ukraine, from refuge in Poland. Dominika Zarzycka/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

‘Nobody wants to run from the war’ – a voice from Ukraine’s displaced millions describes the conflicting pulls of home, family and safety

A young woman in Lviv, Ukraine, writes about fleeing Russian aggression not once, but twice, since 2014 and explains the fierce desire to stay in her home country – a desire shared by many.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paints Easter eggs with newly arrived Ukrainian and Iranian children at the Ukrainian Community Outreach Centre in Edmonton on April 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

The unprecedented Ukraine-to-Canada ‘air bridge’ could mean a brighter future for all refugees

The ‘air bridge’ for Ukrainians to Canada has the potential to be more promising than anything else in recent Canadian refugee history. Canadians should support and celebrate it.
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.
Volunteers help Ukrainian refugees upon their arrival at Amsterdam Central station by train from Berlin. Ramon van Flymen/AFP

Volunteers are at the frontline of the refugee crisis: here’s how we can help them do a better job

Amid the war in Ukraine, there are concrete steps organisations can take to prevent emotional exhaustion within volunteers supporting refugees.

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