World Refugee Day 2024 – For a World Where Refugees Are Welcomed

Observed every year on 20 June, World Refugee Day honors the contributions and resilience of people who have been forced out of their homes. Created in 2001 by the United Nations, the event recognizes the strength and courage of refugees and gives us a chance to reflect on their rights, needs, and dreams.

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This year’s World Refugee Day theme is “Solidarity with Refugees.” For the occasion, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is highlighting its work and that of its members, focusing on advocacy and civil society coordination, as well as highlighting how you can get involved to support refugees, and help build a world where refugees are welcomed.

Humanitarian Assistance & Development

ICMC offers humanitarian aid to displaced people around the world, focusing on the most vulnerable, such as refugees, internally displaced persons, and survivors of human trafficking.  By providing them with access to basic needs, adequate shelter, healthcare, and offering financial support and livelihood opportunities, and , ICMC aims to save lives, alleviate suffering, and restore dignity. 

Learn more about humanitarian assistance and development


ICMC works with other faith-based organizations, our national members, civil society groups, and other NGOs to advocate for migration and refugee policies that uphold human dignity. To do this, ICMC engages with governments, international organizations, UN agencies and European institutions to push for these policies and make a difference in the lives of displaced people.

Learn more about our advocacy efforts.

Civil Society Coordination

ICMC serves as a coordinator for hundreds of civil society organizations from around the world with similar concerns, helping them organize, set objectives, and create joint action plans. Through its international presence, ICMC offers local NGOs a platform to engage with governments, amplify their voices, and raise awareness about challenges faced by refugees at the grassroots level that need to be addressed at the global level.

Learn more about civil society coordination.


You can help refugees and migrants rebuild their lives with dignity and hope.


ICMC provides assistance and protection to vulnerable people on the move and advocates for sustainable solutions for refugees and migrants.