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Moria Fire: More Than Ever, Europe Must Protect, says German Archbishop

Source: German Bishop's Conference

The Archbishop of Hamburg and ICMC Governing Committee member Stefan Hesse called the fire that destroyed Moria refugee camp in Greece a "foretold catastrophe." NGOs have denounced the camp's dangerous conditions for years. Archbishop Hesse says Europe must find the political will to welcome people seeking protection in a humane manner.

Christian Organizations in India Prepare to Increase Fight Against Human Trafficking

Source: Eastern Mirror

Amrat Talitha Kum India, an anti-trafficking movement led by women religious, held a meeting to increase and coordinate actions to fight human trafficking. ICMC Governing Committee member Fr. Jason Vadassery, who took part in the discussions, stressed the need to identify and collaborate with national and international NGOs.

Japan’s Bishops: Look at Internally Displaced People Without Prejudice

Source: Vatican News

Ahead of World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Japan’s bishops urge the country’s citizens to free themselves from preconceptions and bias against displaced people, accept and protect them, and live in harmony with them.

ICMC Annual Report 2019

ICMC Annual Report 2019

Don’t Let Internally Displaced Persons Go Unseen, Faith-Based Organizations Plead 1

Don’t Let Internally Displaced Persons Go Unseen, Faith-Based Organizations Plead

On 20 June, World Refugee Day, ICMC and over 50 other faith-based organizations exhort world leaders, policymakers and people of...
Statement

To Know in Order to Understand

June 20, 2020

Issued by a a group of 54 faith-based organizations, including ICMC, on World Refugee Day 2020 (20 June). The statement urges the world not to forget internally displaced persons (IDPs) and asks for enhanced legal protection, non-discriminatory access to services, and respect for IDPs dignity.

Accompanying Migrants in India During COVID-19

Source: Indian Catholic Matters

The COVID-19 lockdown had extreme consequences on India's migrant workers. The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India organized a Zoom meeting to discuss the strategies through which the Church can best assist migrant workers and advocate for their rights.

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India: Bishops’ Conference Helps Feed Over 50,000 Migrant Workers During Lockdown 1

India: Bishops’ Conference Helps Feed Over 50,000 Migrant Workers During Lockdown

When India’s coronavirus lockdown left millions of migrant workers unemployed and hungry, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India’s Commission...
Vatican Releases New Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People 1

Vatican Releases New Pastoral Orientations on Internally Displaced People

Displacement of populations is at an all-time high worldwide. Among those forcibly displaced by conflict or by disasters are people...
Partnering in Burkina Faso
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Partnering in Burkina Faso

Protecting Internally Displaced Children and Vulnerable Families in Burkina Faso ICMC and the Episcopal Commission for the Pastoral Care of...
A Public Health Crisis Does Not Allow Us to Let People Die, Say European Bishops 1

A Public Health Crisis Does Not Allow Us to Let People Die, Say European Bishops

The COVID-19 pandemic “should not be an excuse to let human beings die in the Mediterranean Sea,” said Fr. Barrios...
Responding to COVID19: Reports From the Field

Responding to COVID19: Reports From the Field

Now It’s Time for Unity, Not Division, Say U.S. Bishops 1

Now It’s Time for Unity, Not Division, Say U.S. Bishops

The COVID-19 pandemic “is merciless in its preying upon human life; it knows no borders or nationality. Pope Francis teaches...
India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Jeopardizes Migrant Workers’ Lives, Say ICMC Members and Partners 2

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Jeopardizes Migrant Workers’ Lives, Say ICMC Members and Partners

India’s nationwide lockdown, which began on 25 March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has left hundreds of thousands of...

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