Alex Neve, of Amnesty International Canada (promotional photo).

Amnesty International leader to talk about refugee crisis

Alex Neve will speak March 18 in Lacombe

A Canadian Amnesty International leader will speak about the “broken” world refugee system in Lacombe.

With many countries fixated on keeping refugees out, Alex Neve, secretary general for Amnesty International Canada, will explore what needs to be done about the mounting global human rights crisis when he speaks on Sunday, March 18 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

While most Albertans are familiar with migrants from war-torn Syria, similar stories are unfolding all over the world. Among them are the Central American refugees who have been crossing into Mexico, and Eritreans who have been held hostage by gangs in the Sinai Peninsula.

While there ‘s been a renewed commitment for refugee protection by the Canadian government, many other countries have been concerned about keeping “illegal” migrants out.

Neve’s 7:30 p.m. talk, Solving the Global Refugee Crisis, in the centre’s County Room is part of Burman University’s Herr Lectures series. Free tickets are available from

Just Posted

Is the fate of Red Deer’s Parsons House solely in the hands of the province?

Demolition of old police station next door to begin this fall

Fundraiser to help keep kids warm in Blackfalds

Community Warmth Fall Fundraiser

Piper Creek Foundation gets a new name

Red Deer subsidized housing program for seniors

Reveen returns to Red Deer

Presented by Friends of Red Deer Regional Hospital

2019 Winter Games will transform Red Deer: Olympic organizer

Team leader behind 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics provides inspirational pep talk

WATCH: Red Deer students take part in annual run

Dawe/St. Pat’s Run reaches 40th anniversary

Smile Cookie fundraiser campaign for Reading College kicks off

Fundraising campaign runs Sept. 12-18 for program that helps children improve their reading

‘Nightmare that won’t end’: Storm evacuees can’t return yet

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water… Continue reading

New bridge collapses into river in rural Saskatchewan hours after opening

HYAS, Sask. — A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he’s at… Continue reading

Halifax researchers tag great white shark in Atlantic Canada for first time

HALIFAX — For the first time in Atlantic Canadian waters, scientists have… Continue reading

Liberal riding association president blindsided by MP’s defection

OTTAWA — The president of an Ontario Liberal riding association says he… Continue reading

Pope gives bishops more decision-making options

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis decreed on Tuesday that ordinary Catholics should… Continue reading

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

TRENTON, N.C. — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category… Continue reading

Glad company: Trailer for Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

LOS ANGELES — A beloved nanny is preparing to take to the… Continue reading

Most Read