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German Bishops Press for More Just, Humane Migration Policy

Source: News in 24

The international community must make migration policy humane and address factors driving forced displacement, the German Bishops’ Conference outlined with the Evangelical Church in Germany in a second-ever common word on migration. The paper advocates for sea rescue and against human trafficking.

Statement

Joint Letter on Internal Displacement to UN Secretary-General

October 22, 2021

In an open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres, over 25 non-governmental organizations urge him to show leadership in implementing a global response to the plight of internally displaced people. The letter provides recommendations for an effective High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement.

Assist Refugees and Migrants, Says Polish Bishop

Source: TVN24

Assistance to uprooted people should be a priority action for government and civil society, the president of the Polish Bishops said in an appeal that cautioned against stigmatizing newcomers. Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki also called for the launch of humanitarian corridors for vulnerable refugees.

U.S. Bishop Echoes Call to Solidarity with Displaced People

Source: Catholic Standard

The chair of the U.S. Bishops’ migrant commission urged Catholics to follow Pope Francis’s call to move from indifference to solidarity and open their hearts to uprooted people. The human dignity of all must be respected, said Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville on the World Day of Refugees and Migrants.

ICMC Europe Joins NGOs’ Call for EU To Guarantee Protection of Afghan Refugees

ICMC Europe Joins NGOs’ Call for EU To Guarantee Protection of Afghan Refugees

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Europe has joined a coalition of over 50 European NGOs working on asylum and...
Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans in Need of Protection

Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans in Need of Protection

On 20 August, 23 organizations sent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist...
Statement

Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans

August 24, 2021

On 20 August, ICMC and 22 resettlement agencies and other non-governmental organizationssent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist Afghans following the Taliban forces' takeover of all major Afghan cities.

U.S. Bishops Welcome Immigration Instructions in Senate Budget Resolution and Highlight Need for Integration 1

U.S. Bishops Welcome Immigration Instructions in Senate Budget Resolution and Highlight Need for Integration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the U.S. Senate’s instructions to provide funding that would allow many undocumented...
ICMC Annual Report 2020

ICMC Annual Report 2020: Serving Migrants and Refugees in an Unprecedented Year

In 2020, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) adapted with creativity and flexibility to continue assisting and protecting uprooted people...
NGOs Call for Urgent UN Response to Migrant “Pushback” Practices

NGOs Call for Urgent UN Response to Migrant “Pushback” Practices

The International Catholic Migration Commission and 50 other NGOs have voiced deep concern about the widespread government practice of forcing...
Statement

Human Rights Council Must Respond to Pushbacks at International Borders

June 24, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC and 50 other organizations plead with the UN Human Rights Council to urgently respond to the global pattern of pushbacks, human rights violations, and lethal disregard for human life at international borders.

No One Is Saved Alone: ICMC Calls for Inclusive Global Recovery Measures That Respond to Migrants' and Refugees' Needs

No One Is Saved Alone: ICMC Calls for Inclusive Global Recovery Measures That Respond to Migrants’ and Refugees’ Needs

ICMC\'s statement at the 109th International Labour Conference identifies access to healthcare, vaccines, decent work and fundamental rights as the...
A New Series of Animated Videos Depicts the Work of ICMC

A New Series of Animated Videos Depicts the Work of ICMC

A new series of seven animated videos showcases the major areas on which ICMC’s work focuses and provides concrete examples...
Statement

No One Is Saved Alone, 109th International Labour Conference Session

June 15, 2021

At the 109th International Labour Conference session, ICMC calls for access to healthcare, labor rights, and decent work for all migrants and refugees, for increased cooperation between States, civil society, and other stakeholders, in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and for global solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

Statement

Joint Inter-faith Statement on the Crisis in Myanmar

June 4, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC and over 25 faith-based organizations stand together against the violence perpetrated by Myanmar's military against the country's population. "We have viewed with deepening concern the mounting humanitarian needs," reads the statement.

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