Sarah and Yusra Mardini are Syrian refugees whose compelling stories are depicted in the 2022 Netflix film The Swimmers. Competitive swimmers as they grew up in Damascus, the two sisters fled Syria’s civil war in 2015. During a perilous crossing to Lesbos, Greece, their dinghy began sinking in the Aegean Sea. They lept into the water […]
WRMC’s Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock write in The Globe and Mail that Canada must stop its arbitrary imprisonment of vulnerable migrants and refugee claimants.
Imagine that you are a female judge in Afghanistan at this very moment: having gone from being in the epicenter of justice just a few months ago to a basement hideaway trying not to breathe too loudly. You are now hunted by the Taliban, by the murderers you convicted (and whom the Taliban released) as […]
WRMC Research Paper Claire Higgins & Molly Fee Faced with an increased number of asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border, the Biden administration has reopened an Obama-era complementary pathway for Central American minors. To obtain entry into the United States on humanitarian grounds, applicants are required to remain inside their home countries while their claims […]
This report from the North and Central American Task Force on Migration highlights the urgency for comprehensive and coordinated regional responses to address the humanitarian protection needs in Central America and Mexico. It outlines recommendations for concrete actions that can be taken immediately, even as efforts continue in the region to address the deeper and systemic causes of migration.