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NGOs Urge EU States to Renew Commitment to Refugee Protection

June 23, 2022

ICMC Europe and six other NGOs call on EU Member States to show renewed leadership on resettling refugees. While welcoming support given to those displaced by war in Ukraine, the NGOs stress the urgency to meet other global protection needs by expanding resettlement and complementary pathways.

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ICMC Calls for Access To Decent Work for Refugees and Migrants at the International Labour Conference

In a statement delivered at the 110th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, ICMC called for more sustainable...
“We Must Ensure Governments Remain True to Their Commitments Under the Global Compact for Migration”

“We Must Ensure Governments Remain True to Their Commitments Under the Global Compact for Migration”

ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet reflects on the first International Migration Review Forum, held in New York on 17-20...
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The Centrality of Work for Sustainability

June 16, 2022

At the 110th session of the International Labour Conference, ICMC calls for sustainable and equitable work, increased humanitarian assistance, and renewed multilateralism. A human-centred approach to work is essential to create a socially and environmentally sustainable economy.

ICMC Joins Expert Panel on Global Migration Governance at the International Migration Review Forum

ICMC Joins Expert Panel on Global Migration Governance at the International Migration Review Forum

ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet participated in an official IMRF side event on the contribution of Regional Consultative Processes...
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Faith-Based Organizations’ Statement before IMRF

May 16, 2022

Representing faith-based organizations at a multistakeholder meeting ahead of the International Migration Review Forum, ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet deplored States’ efforts to build walls rather than affirm migrants’ dignity.

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Bishops of the U.S. Welcome the End of Title 42 and the Adoption of a Temporary Protection Status for Ukrainians

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the news about the U.S. government’s plan to end Title 42, a...
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ICMC Europe Joins Civil Society Call For EU To Restore Rights and Values at the Border With Belarus and To Protect Children

ICMC Europe joins civil society coalitions to demand immediate humanitarian assistance and access to asylum for those caught in the ongoing humanitarian...

Mexican Bishops Appeal to Government to Protect Migrants

Source: Agenzia Fides

Mexican Bishops called on the government to respect its commitments to promote and protect the rights of migrants. The urgent appeal on 6 December highlighted the desperate situation along the Guatemalan border, while pledging the Church’s continued humanitarian assistance to migrants.

U.S. Bishops Reiterate Call to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Source: Vatican News

U.S. Bishops urged the government to end newly reinstated protocols that force some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The 3 December statement reiterated earlier calls for a more humane approach, citing particular concern about the “tragedy of family separation.”

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NGOs Call for Action To Protect Children at EU Borders

December 10, 2021

ICMC Europe and over 20 other NGOs urge governments to protect migrant children at Europe’s borders. Solidarity and responsibility-sharing in the EU asylum and migration system must prioritize safe routes to family reunion and international protection, not containment, pushbacks and returns.

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Call on the EU: Restore rights and values at Europe’s borders

November 29, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC Europe, the SHARE Network, and over 100 other organizations urge the EU and its member States to respond to the humanitarian crisis at the border with Belarus in a way that ensures people's right to asylum and guarantees humanitarian access.

ICMC Jordan Takes Part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Global Campaign

ICMC Jordan Takes Part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Global Campaign

As part of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) is organizing...
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Latin American Bishops Urge Governments to Address The Root Causes of Migration.

At a recent meeting, Catholic Bishops from El Salvador and Honduras met with Church representatives and lay men and women...

Central America: Address Structural Causes Driving Migration

Source: Agenzia Fides

Migration policy must respect human dignity, the right to protection, and family unity, said El Salvadoran and Honduran Bishops in a recent statement on human mobility. The Church is strengthening regional work to assist migrants, but governments need to address forces driving migration, they said.

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