News and Opinions

Read, watch and listen to the latest updates about the Council, its research and activities. As well as opinions, analysis and stories from its councillors and other experts on issues facing refugees.

How to stop the Myanmar crisis? We can learn from Kosovo

Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock | October 26, 2017
An ethnic minority targeted by its own country's military. Marauding troops burning villages and committing murder and rape. Large numbers of people forcibly displaced, fleeing in panic and leaving everything behind. Myanmar in October, 2017? Yes, but also Kosovo in March, 1999.
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Hubert H. Humphrey Award Panel: Rethinking Refugee Policy

August 31, 2017
Remarks delivered by World Refugee Council Chair Lloyd Axworthy on receiving the 2017 Humphrey Award at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting on August 31, 2017. He spoke on refugee policy and the work of the World Refugee Council.
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Empowering Refugees in Times of Crisis

Jesus Rodriguez | August 1, 2017
To address a migration emergency that shows no signs of abating, states should look beyond building refugee camps and offer economic opportunities to those displaced, says expert Alexander Betts.
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WATCH: Establishing a Road Map for the World Refugee Council

Lloyd Axworthy | July 28, 2017
What kind of bold thinking and solutions can World Refugee Council members put forward together to help transform the global refugee system and better respond to refugee crises around the world? Council Chair Lloyd Axworthy provides insight following the council’s first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.
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