Amid rising border control concerns in Canada, Fen Hampson, executive director of the World Refugee Council, spoke to the Canadian Press about the need for a broader perspective.
As the article notes:
More than 68 million people were driven from their homes in 2017 due to wars, persecution and natural disasters, according to the United Nations refugee agency’s 2018 global trends report. In the same year Canada received 50,000 refugees seeking protection.
“Uganda has over a million forcibly displaced (migrants). They’re a very poor country, with very low per capita income. We’re a very rich country and our problems should be put into perspective – they’re trivial,” Hampson said.