WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy discusses what more the UN can do to protect Ukrainian civilians as Putin continues to wage war against Ukraine.
The war in Ukraine has renewed calls to reform the United Nations – in particular, the dysfunctional Security Council. Fortunately, there is a way.
The World Refugee & Migration Council is appalled by Russian barbarism in violation of international humanitarian law and human rights in Ukraine, which is causing the worst refugee crisis in modern European history. Russia has shown a total disregard for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence, and its leadership must be held accountable for the crime of aggression.
Countries around the world must step up to provide a lifeline to Ukrainian refugees. Canada’s response should include receiving a million or more Ukrainian refugees — above and beyond its commitments to other refugees, including from Afghanistan.