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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...

World Refugee Day: U.S. Bishops Reaffirm Their Support of Refugees

Source: USCCB website

Ahead of World Refugee Day, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, reaffirmed the bishops’ commitment to protect refugees and assist the U.S. government in returning the country’s refugee resettlement numbers to their historic norms.

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...
ICMC Church Networking

ICMC Church Networking

“The Pandemic Is an Opportunity”

“The Pandemic Is an Opportunity”

The Scalabrini International Migration Network took part in this year’s Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit. In this article,...
US Bishops Welcome New Decisions on Immigration

US Bishops Welcome New Decisions on Immigration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the U.S. Administration\'s recent decisions on immigration and refugees. The bishops look...
Women panning for gold

ICMC and Caritas Mali Partner to Fight Human Trafficking. And You Can Help.

A new program by ICMC and Caritas Mali aims to prevent recruitment by traffickers and help women and girl survivors of...
Fr. Fabio Baggio

At This Change of Era, We Must Care for Our Common Home

Fr. Fabio Baggio

At This Change of Era, We Must Care for Our Common Family

The 13th Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit, hosted remotely by the United Arab Emirates, is taking place from...
Pope Francis and Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo

ICMC Secretary General Appointed as Member of Holy See Dicastery

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, ICMC Secretary General, as a member of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral...
Partnering in Mali
What We Do

Partnering in Mali

Preventing and Responding to Human Trafficking in Mali ICMC and Caritas Mali seek financial support for a project to counter...
Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Sometimes people ask me why I see migration as something positive. And I must admit, it mostly comes down to...

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.

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