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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.

A Coalition of European Christian organizations published an analysis of the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

A Coalition of European Christian organizations published an analysis of the New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

The new policy proposals\' good intentions are overshadowed by legal shortcomings and an overly strong focus on returns. A coalition...
New Research on Refugee and Migrant Inclusion During COVID Finds that European NGOs Go “Above and Beyond”

New Research on Refugee and Migrant Inclusion During COVID Finds that European NGOs Go “Above and Beyond”

Civil society organizations are going “above and beyond” to curb the impact of COVID-19 on refugee and migrant integration and...
New Interactive Online Tool to Support the Integration of Sex Trafficking Survivors

New Interactive Online Tool to Support the Integration of Sex Trafficking Survivors

ICMC Europe’s new interactive online tool provides a pathway to ease the integration of survivors of international sex trafficking in...
Bishops Urge Europe To Put Human Dignity at the Center of Its Migration Policy

Bishops Urge Europe To Put Human Dignity at the Center of Its Migration Policy

The European Bishops’ Conferences urge the European Commission to “put human dignity and common good at the center” of its...
ICMC Europe Welcomes New European Plan for Integration and Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees 1

ICMC Europe Welcomes New European Plan for Integration and Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees

The European Commission recently presented a new action plan for integration and inclusion of newcomers in Europe. ICMC Europe and...

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