Forced migration has become a widespread problem in the world. The number of people displaced globally now exceeds 70.4 million, the highest figure on record. Meanwhile, sustainable solutions for refugees have deteriorated. In particular, there has been a dramatic reduction over the past few decades in the world’s capacity to resettle refugees as highly restrictive asylum policies have developed.
Dr. Kiran Banerjee, Canada Research Chair in Immigrant and Refugee Integration, is addressing these challenges with help from his research team through three interlinked projects. These include a longitudinal analysis of private refugee resettlement in Canada, a study of asylum policy frameworks within North America, and an analysis of the role of international organizations in driving global migration governance.