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ICMC Child Safeguarding Policy

November 26, 2020

Statement

Creating Better Policies to Protect Children in the Move

November 26, 2020

At the International Organization for Migration's Council Meeting, says ICMC urges governments to better protect migrant children by collecting data on their age, gender, and accompaniment status for more efficient protection policies, and by facilitating family unity.

Statement

Child Rights in the Global Compact for Migration, UNECE Regional Review

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, the Initiative for Child Rights pleaded with governments to prioritize children’s best interest, end child detention, facilitate family reunification, and protect children from the dangers of COVID-19.

Statement

ICMC Recommendations at UNECE Regional Review of Global Compact for Migration

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ICMC urged governments to grant migrants access to services, expand regular migration pathways, and end detention.

Publication

Driven by the Depth of Love: Stories of Migrants

November 18, 2020

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Towards a Better World: Migrants and Refugees in the World of Work

November 18, 2020

Publication

Right Way Handbook

November 16, 2020

Statement

New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed

October 19, 2020

New policy proposals on migration and asylum released by the European Commission in September 2020 risk limiting the access to protection and fair asylum procedures. A group of 82 civil society organizations, including ICMC Europe, analyze the proposals in a joint statement.

Statement

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

September 21, 2020

Seven civil society organizations and networks urge the European Union to urgently revive and increase its refugee resettlement efforts. Resettlement is one of the few safe, legal pathways for vulnerable refugees to reach the EU. However, COVID-19-related travel restrictions have brought resettlement in Europe to a standstill for several months.

Statement

Civil Society Organizations Urge the US Administration to Admit 95,000 Refugees in 2021

September 4, 2020

In a joint letter, over 180 civil society and faith-based organizations, including the International Catholic Migration Commission and its national member, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, are urging the U.S. Administration to resettle 95,000 refugees in the fiscal year 2021 (Oct. 2020 – Sep. 2021). The letter argues this number has been the norm since 1980 and cites refugees’ contributions to American society since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.

Statement

Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Issued by the Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society Mechanism during the 22 July 2020 Friends of the Forum meeting. The statement urges national and local governments and businesses to create partnerships to address issues affecting migrants, many of whom are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement

To Know in Order to Understand

June 20, 2020

Issued by a a group of 54 faith-based organizations, including ICMC, on World Refugee Day 2020 (20 June). The statement urges the world not to forget internally displaced persons (IDPs) and asks for enhanced legal protection, non-discriminatory access to services, and respect for IDPs dignity.

Statement

Appeal For Putting Covid 19 Vaccine on Public Domain

May 1, 2020

Issued by 102 eminent personalities, health experts and academics, including ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo on 1 May 2020. The letter urges world leaders to ensure that any COVID-19 vaccines developed over the coming months be made freely available to all people everywhere, putting lives before profits.

Statement

Without Rights for Agri-Food Workers, Europe’s Food Supplies Rest on Shaky Ground

April 16, 2020

Issued by a group of 28 civil society organizations, including ICMC Europe, on 16 April 2020. The statement urges EU Member States to keep migrant workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to offer them dignified long-term living and working conditions.

Statement

First, Save Lives: Solutions for the COVID-19 Pandemic and New Solidarity with Migrants and Refugees

April 7, 2020

Issued by a group of over 300 civil society organizations, including ICMC, on 7 April 2020. The statement urges governments worldwide to protect migrants and refugees in the COVID-19 pandemic and recommends ending detention, decongesting camps and saving lives.

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