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.


World Refugee Council Report Spurs Canadian Legislation that Would Use Frozen Assets of Dictators to Help Refugees

World Refugee Council Calls for Major Actions to Transform the Global Refugee System

Uganda should not bear refugee burden alone – WRC

Gloria Nakajubi
| June 14, 2017
With an estimated 1.2 million refugees currently being hosted in Uganda, the newly formed World Refugee Council has called on other countries to share responsibility of what is currently being considered a major humanitarian tragedy in recent times.
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Axworthy to head World Refugee Council

Derek Abma
| May 22, 2017
Former Liberal cabinet minister Lloyd Axworthy has been tapped to lead the World Refugee Council, a group that will be tasked with finding new ways to deal with the world refugee crisis.
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