The Soviet Union and now Russia has long viewed the Ukrainian diaspora with hostility. Here’s why.
Third-country nationals are left powerless in the face of bureaucracies of asylum with only the help of others in the same situation.
It has taken less than 11 weeks for the Russia-Ukraine conflict to become the greatest trigger for human displacement in Europe since the entire six years of the Second World War.
The disparate treatment of Ukrainians compared with other refugees to Canada suggests to some an unfairness in our immigration process at best — and systemic racism at worst.
The situation in refugee camps in Bangladesh may offer some lessons for communities hosting Ukrainian refugees.
Russia’s invasion isn’t only devastating the lives of ordinary Ukrainians but is also disrupting global supply chains and increasing poverty around the world.
Four scholars of race, religion and immigration explain how US refugee and asylum policy has long been racially and religiously discriminatory in practice.
Female Ukrainian refugees are suddenly tasked with shouldering both home and work responsibilities. Policy measures are needed to respond to women’s unique situations during this war.
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.
Canada has played the role of a global peace advocate before. Rarely has the world needed it more than right now.
As Ukrainian refugees seek support from strangers online, it’s important that authorities are aware of who they are in contact with and where they are staying.
Amid the war in Ukraine, there are concrete steps organisations can take to prevent emotional exhaustion within volunteers supporting refugees.
Even once the war in Ukraine ends, the millions of people who fled from their homes might not be quick to return. The faster the war ends, the more likely it is they will go back.
Refugees must be given the chance to work and make a full life for themselves in host countries.
The U.S. has promised to take in 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. But there is concern that this could further complicate efforts to welcome and resettle Afghan evacuees.
While most people offering support to Ukrainians are well-intentioned, it’s not always the case. There are a reports of women and girls fleeing Ukraine being raped in their new countries.
Given Poland’s long stance against immigrants and refugees, it might not always be a warm welcome for Ukrainians.
The European Union is once again faced with the danger of destabilization. Putin’s cyberwar on free societies using the migration crisis went well in 2015. He must not succeed now in Poland or beyond.
The racism seen in the Ukraine refugee crisis reflects a long legacy of how the West defines who is human. We need a new definition that respects the dignity of all humans.
New Zealand has opened the borders to up to 4,000 Ukrainians fleeing violence in their home country. Why haven’t we been so welcoming to refugees from other parts of the world?