CBC Radio: “The Risks Refugees take to Escape”

The risks refugees take to escape

As Canada marks Journey to Freedom Day to commemorate the arrival of 60,000 Vietnamese refugees after the fall of Saigon, the world is confronted by another group of boatpeople in the Mediterranean facing some of the same desperate choices.

What risks did you take to escape as a refugee?

Open lines with Peter Showler. He’s been involved in refugee law in Canada for more than 30 years. He chaired the Refugee and Immigration Board, directed the Refugee Forum and taught refugee law at the University of Ottawa. Last year, he spent 3 months in Beruit working on Syrian refugee issues for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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