Syrian refugees face the harsh winter conditions in Jordan thanks to winter items received from ICMC
Geneva, 4 March 2015 - The heavy snow and rain that have hit the Middle East at the beginning of January 2015 have left thousands of Syrian refugees in difficult situations in Jordan and other Syrian neighboring countries.
Thanks to a distribution of winter items carried out in November 2014 by ICMC, Syrian refugees and host Jordanian families living in rural areas in Northern Jordan were well prepared to cope effectively with the freezing temperatures, the snow, the heavy rains and the strong winds.
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ICMC welcomes its new President Peter Sutherland
Geneva, 10 February 2015 – Peter Sutherland has been elected as the new President of ICMC with the approval of the Holy See. During his meeting with the ICMC staff at the headquarters office in Geneva last week, Mr Sutherland presented his views on the role the organisation is to play in the years to come.
Of Irish nationality, barrister by profession and Senior Counsel of the Irish Bar, Peter Sutherland is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of business, trade, migration and integration.
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World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015
Geneva, 18 January 2015 – On the occasion of World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the International Catholic Migration Commission underscores two urgent challenges that the world faces today: the need for more international cooperation and collaborative governance, and the need to establish new models of diverse, yet stable, societies in which social and economic development can take place.