Weekly Update: February 19-25, 2018

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News and Events:

World Economic Forum – Scandinavian countries are copying Canada’s approach to immigration

CBC News – ‘He has a big heart’: cross-continent kindness could save Syrian man from blindness – Florida resident donates almost $60,000 Cdn to help Syrian family

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) – International Refugee Rights Conference 2018

In June 2018, the Canadian Council for Refugees invites non-governmental organizations and others to attend an international conference in Toronto designed to enhance effectiveness in promoting the human rights of refugees and vulnerable migrants.
When: 7-9 June 2018
Where: York University, Toronto, Canada
Who: Representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, government officials, UNHCR representatives, refugees and vulnerable migrants. Special attention will be given to representation from the Global South.
Why: Refugee advocates, academics and others need to learn from each other and strategize across borders, in order to better meet the evolving needs of refugees. The goal of the conference will be to enhance the effectiveness of NGOs in promoting the human rights of refugees and vulnerable migrants.
What: The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues facing refugees and other vulnerable migrants.

Reports and Publications:

University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Centre – What difference does it make to be a refugee? New report on Refugee Economies in Kenya