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 www.burmanu.ca/herrlectures.

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