What we do



Areas of Work

Migration policy and governance

As migration policies and governance change and evolve in the face of contemporary challenges such as global economic crisis, changing environmental conditions and continuing violence and conflict, ICMC actively advocates for dignity-centred approaches and solutions.  Read more

Refugee resettlement

For individuals and families who have fled their home because of a well-founded fear of persecution, returning safely to their home country may never be an option. ICMC works to find sustainable and dignified durable solutions for these refugees, including especially resettlement to safe third countries.Read more

Aid extremely vulnerable individuals and families

While displacement is a challenge for all those forced to flee, some individuals and families struggle with particularly acute needs that may be further exacerbated by personal circumstances, isolation or inability to access basic services. ICMC reaches out to these people with referrals, livelihood activities and and support towards rebuilding confidence.  Read more

Human trafficking

ICMC has witnessed the indelible marks that such experiences leave on both trafficking survivors and their families. Since 1999, ICMC has worked in countries of origin, transit and destination where we have earned a reputation for our work in combatting trafficking and providing protection and assistance to those affected.  Read more

Training and capacity building

Local organisations frequently request assistance in building and effectively managing programmes that serve uprooted people, or seek additional resources for training related to the greater protection of migrant rights. ICMC provides additional training towards sustainably strengthening the capacity of local actors.   Read more

Migration and development

While many organisations work either in migration or development, ICMC Members and other Church bodies are among the few that work in both. ICMC actively participates in international policy-making discussions about the interrelation between migration and development and their effects on migrants and their families.Read more

ICMC-UNHCR Resettlement Deployment Scheme

Since 1998, the ICMC-UNHCR Resettlement Deployment Scheme has offered the opportunity for skilled professionals from a variety of backgrounds to work directly in refugee protection operations in the field. These expert deployees provide temporary support to UNHCR offices throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East in identifying and referring refugees for resettlement.Read more