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USCCB welcomes the end of so-called ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Source: US Conference of Catholic Bishops

The US Supreme Court on June 30th ruled that the US Secretary of Homeland Security has the authority to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which forces some migrants to remain outside the US until their asylum cases can be heard. The decision paves the way for the MPP to be formally ended.

ICMC Resumes In-Person Activities and Assistance for Refugee Communities in Jordan

ICMC Resumes In-Person Activities and Assistance for Refugee Communities in Jordan

Following an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, ICMC activities address the psychosocial impact of the pandemic on refugee women and children...
ICMC Supports Healthy Family Interactions in Refugee Communities

ICMC Supports Healthy Family Interactions in Refugee Communities

On the occasion of the International Day of Families, 15 May, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) gathered stories from...
As Ukrainians Flee, Let Us Not Become Disinterested Bystanders 1

As Ukrainians Flee, Let Us Not Become Disinterested Bystanders

In response to the displacement of millions of Ukrainians, clergy members and lay Catholics “have been extremely engaged to provide...
International Women’s Day: A Syrian Refugee Woman Becomes an Advocate for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence 1

International Women’s Day: A Syrian Refugee Woman Becomes an Advocate for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence

With the support of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), international organizations, and their local partners, gender-based violence survivors in...
Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Domestic Violence

كسر دائرة الإساءة والعنف الأسري – Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Domestic Violence (Arabic)

Recognizing and Addressing Sexual Harassment

تعريف التحرش الجنسي والتعامل معه – Recognizing and Addressing Sexual Harassment (Arabic)

ICMC Marks the End of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

ICMC Marks the End of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

As COVID-19 has increased the risk of gender-based violence, ICMC has intensified its efforts to prevent and eliminate it. During...

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.

Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Living on the Streets of Djibouti City

Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Living on the Streets of Djibouti City

For the past 20 years, Caritas Djibouti, ICMC’s member in the country, has been working with street children, most of...
Coordination Is Key to Protecting Vulnerable Children in Libya

Coordination Is Key to Protecting Vulnerable Children in Libya

An ICMC expert deployed to UNICEF Libya under a new partnership agreement with support from USAID is playing a crucial...

US Bishop Urges End to “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Source: National Catholic Reporter

A Bishop on the southern border of the USA called for an end to the Migrant Protection Protocols, which require some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The policy is deadly for those seeking protection, causing “needless suffering,” said El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz.

Bangladeshi Cardinal: Guarantee Dignity, Protection for Rohingya

Source: Agenzia Fides

Rohingya refugees must be welcomed and protected, said Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario after a visit to Cox’s Bazar camp in Bangladesh. He called for international solidarity while noting the good work by ICMC’s national member Caritas Bangladesh to provide dignified living conditions in the camp.

Creating Peace at Home: ICMC Malaysia’s New Video Series 2

Creating Peace at Home: ICMC Malaysia’s New Video Series

In response to COVID-19 lockdowns, ICMC Malaysia’s Peace-at-Home videos provide activities for families to do together, as well as tips...

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.

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