A Canadian-led group is calling on world leaders to form a network of countries to work together outside the constraints of the United Nations to tackle the global refugee crisis.

The World Refugee Council, chaired by former Canadian foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy, has made 55 recommendations aimed at reversing the UN’s top-down approach to the issue by having a core group of like-minded countries spearheading creative solutions and allowing them to bypass the bureaucracy of the international body.

In a report to be released Thursday at UN headquarters in New York City, the council calls for the creation of a Global Action Network to tackle the crisis through such means as funding refugee relief by confiscating foreign assets of corrupt rulers responsible for world conflicts or by creating early warning systems to forecast repression and incitements to violence that can cause people to flee for their lives.

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