Geneva, 30 October 2019 - Community sponsorship programs allow refugees to travel safely and legally to Europe and to settle in areas which are prepared and eager to receive them. The involvement of the local community is particularly important in ensuring the success of the programs. In the framework of the SHARE Integration Network, a new study by ICMC Europe and Caritas Europa analyzes three approaches to community sponsorship in Europe. The publication is available in English and French.
ICMC regularly produces reports, advocacy materials, and other publications on a wide range of topics linked to migration. ICMC's publications focus on refugee resettlement, reception and integration of refugees, protection of migrants and refugees at sea, and child protection.
Geneva, 2 October 2019 - Small towns can be places of welcome and hospitality, where refugees are not anonymous newcomers, but can quickly become part of the community. A new study conducted by Matthieu Tardis for the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), in collaboration with the ICMC Europe-led SHARE Network highlights the positive developments of refugee resettlement in small towns in rural France. Many of the challenges faced by newcomers, the study points out, are shared by residents of rural areas: lack of public transportation and access to healthcare are among them.
Geneva, 30 August 2019 - In 2018, Hakim, one of the first men to join ICMC’s Refugee Women’s Protection Corps in Malaysia, inspired us by speaking out and acting against gender-based violence in his community. Tedros and Yorusalem, two teens who escaped indefinite military conscription in Eritrea, began to dream of new opportunities in the U.S. In Jordan, Syrian refugee children offered us a glimpse into their lives through ICMC’s Photovoice project. Meet them and more people working towards a world of welcome and integration in ICMC’s Annual Report 2018.
Geneva, 23 July 2019 - Ever striving for exemplary professional behavior and uplifting relations with the people it serves, and for decent and respectful working conditions for its staff, ICMC recently revised its Code of Conduct.