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Are Refugees Bad or Good for the Economy?

Are Refugees Bad or Good for the Economy?

By Johanna Burke The cost of receiving refugees may seem shockingly high, often leading people to fear that accepting them...
Resettlement Is a Lifeline for Central American Refugees 2

Resettlement Is a Lifeline for Central American Refugees

A testimony from the field by Erik Morrison* When refugees can neither safely return home nor stay in the country...
May the Coronavirus Crisis Open Our Eyes and Hearts 1

May the Coronavirus Crisis Open Our Eyes and Hearts

By Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo* This is a time when grave concerns for the health and safety of ourselves, family,...
From Survivor to Community Influencer: The Story of Bibi Anisa 2

From Survivor to Community Influencer: The Story of Bibi Anisa

By Corinne Brodeur* In the first part of this series on the International Catholic Migration Commission\'s protection work with survivors...
Meeting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Where They Are 2

Meeting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Where They Are

By Corinne Brodeur* Urban refugees are often socially isolated from their host communities. To reach those who need it and...
How the Migration Diaspora Contributes to Developing Their Countries of Origin 2

How the Migration Diaspora Contributes to Developing Their Countries of Origin

By Abigail Maristela and Benoit Mayaux * While engaging in sometimes challenging integration processes in their new homes, migrants also...
“One of the Most Rewarding Things I Have Ever Done” – Community Sponsorship of Refugees in Ireland 2

“One of the Most Rewarding Things I Have Ever Done” – Community Sponsorship of Refugees in Ireland

By Francesca Pierigh * He did not know what he was getting into, but it turned out to be an...
From Lebanon to Boston — On Building Community 2

From Lebanon to Boston — On Building Community

By Khadiyjah Jordan (*) Packed with joy and passion, the movie Soufra is a story of hope against all odds....
A Journey to Religious Freedom and Education 2

A Journey to Religious Freedom and Education

By Corinne Brodeur * Imagine having to pack a few of your most precious belongings in haste before fleeing overnight...
“The Bravest People I Know” – Unaccompanied Minors Resettled From Niger to the U.S. 2

“The Bravest People I Know” – Unaccompanied Minors Resettled From Niger to the U.S.

By Francesca Pierigh * A story of courage, resilience and new beginnings — this is how Natalie describes the journey...
Honoring Refugees: Sarah, A Story of Resilience 2

Honoring Refugees: Sarah, A Story of Resilience

By Amjad Amareen (*) With the war in Syria in its eighth year, there is as yet no end in...
Resettling Vulnerable Refugees in Indonesia 2

Resettling Vulnerable Refugees in Indonesia

By Bharat Gautam (*) “I cannot easily erase some of their stories from my mind.” Working in Indonesia, ICMC refugee...
Is the Grass Always Greener on the Other Side? Dispelling Migration Myths in Guinea

Is the Grass Always Greener on the Other Side? Dispelling Migration Myths in Guinea

For Mohammed, a young Guinean, emigrating to seek better perspectives seemed the obvious thing to do until he actually tried...
Maha Ganni: Migrant, Refugee, Humanitarian Expert

Maha Ganni: Migrant, Refugee, Humanitarian Expert

As the ICMC Deployment Program entered its 20th year, we invited Ms. Maha Ganni, the program’s first humanitarian expert, to...
“The Privilege of Playing a Positive Role” - Resettling Syrian Refugees from Lebanon

“The Privilege of Playing a Positive Role” – Resettling Syrian Refugees from Lebanon

What is it like to work with people who have been forced to flee their homes to escape violence and...

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