Lloyd Axworthy on Supporting Refugees


By: Lloyd Axworthy

The history of humanity is a history of movement.

Today, movements of people from one place to another are subject to severe political and social constraints.

Our guest this episode has spent a good portion of his life creating supports for people who are fleeing human rights or environmental disasters.

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy joins us to share what he and others at the World Refugee & Migration Council see as the great need for reform in our treatment of refugees in Canada and around the world. We discuss how Canada’s generally positive political and social approach has helped our country take the lead in creating new and innovative ways to support refugees.

We also discuss how the global crisis of displaced people is putting increasing pressure on governments and international institutions to respond more effectively in the coming years.

Lloyd Axworth

Lloyd Axworthy

Chair, World Refugee & Migration Council