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Young Migrants Will Become Homeless in the Canary Islands in 2023

Source: ABC Spain

On their 18th birthdays on 1 January, 1000 migrants will be left on the street, say Bishops of Spain's Canary Islands. Their birthdates unknown, they were assigned 1 January 2005. The national Bishops' Conference is urging other dioceses to take them in through the 'Hospitality Corridors' program, but urge the State to find solutions.

Bishops of Albania Sound Alarm on Depopulation

Source: Tirana Times

“Entire families prefer to emigrate for fear that they cannot guarantee a safe future for their children," Archbishop Angelo Massafra said in a statement. He called on the country’s leaders to stop “a total emptying of school structures in rural areas,” and the depletion of “the most valuable professions … such as in healthcare and education...."

Italian coast guard lands in Pozzallo, Sicily with migrants aboard

Italian Bishop Sounds Alarm on ‘Selective Admission’ of Migrants

Hundreds of migrants arrive every week in Italian ports seeking safe haven, but recently they have been left stranded on...
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Need to move beyond basic relief in Ukraine, ICMC says

July 26, 2022

In a European Parliament session on the humanitarian response in Ukraine, ICMC says there is a need to tend to hearts and minds for the people suffering from the war, beyond food and shelter.

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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.

Human Trafficking in Europe: the Santa Marta Group Against Human Trafficking Agrees on Joint Action Plan

Human Trafficking in Europe: the Santa Marta Group Against Human Trafficking Agrees on Joint Action Plan

At the invitation of the Migration Commission of the German Bishops\' Conference and the Archdiocese of Cologne, ICMC representatives joined...
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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...

Pope to Welcome Migrants through Italy’s Humanitarian Corridors

Source: The Catholic Register

The Vatican announced that Pope Francis is welcoming up to 50 uprooted people currently in Cyprus in the coming weeks through Italy’s Humanitarian Corridors initiative, a program supported by the Episcopal Conference and other Catholic-inspired organizations.

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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.

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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The EU Cannot Shirk Its Responsibilities Towards Afghans in Need of Protection

September 16, 2021

As humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to escalate, ICMC Europe, the SHARE Network, and over 15 other organizations appeal to the EU not to forget its responsibility towards Afghans but rather to place protection at the center of its response.

ICMC Members and Church Leaders Respond to the Needs of Afghans, Advocate for Their Protection

ICMC Members and Church Leaders Respond to the Needs of Afghans, Advocate for Their Protection

As fear and uncertainty grasp Afghanistan following the Taliban’s rapid takeover, ICMC’s members, the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, along with their...
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...
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Time to Get Resettlement Moving!

July 7, 2021

Ahead of the European Union’s Resettlement Forum, ICMC Europe and five other organizations appeal to the EU institutions and member states to urgently revive and increase resettlement efforts by completing their pledge to resettle 30,000 refugees this year, and at least 36,000 in 2022.

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