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New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed, NGOs Argue

Some elements of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum for the European Union (EU) constitute a positive change in...
Statement

New EU Pact on Migration and Asylum Is Not Yet the Fresh Start Needed

October 19, 2020

New policy proposals on migration and asylum released by the European Commission in September 2020 risk limiting the access to protection and fair asylum procedures. A group of 82 civil society organizations, including ICMC Europe, analyze the proposals in a joint statement.

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...
European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

Seven major civil society organizations and networks have launched a joint statement urging the European Union to urgently revive and...
Statement

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

September 21, 2020

Seven civil society organizations and networks urge the European Union to urgently revive and increase its refugee resettlement efforts. Resettlement is one of the few safe, legal pathways for vulnerable refugees to reach the EU. However, COVID-19-related travel restrictions have brought resettlement in Europe to a standstill for several months.

COMECE President on Moria Fire: European Countries Must Do More for Refugees

Source: Vatican News

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), says Europe’s identity has gone up in flames together with the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, and that a common European policy for refugees is long overdue.

The Fire in Moria Should “Serve as Wake-up Call”, Say Church Leaders and NGOs

Fire in Greek Refugee Camp Should “Serve as Wake-up Call”, Say Church Leaders and NGOs

The 8 September fires that destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have left 13,000 people...

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.

Move Refugees From Greece To Avoid Pandemic Disaster

Source: The Tablet

ICMC and many other Christian, Jewish, and Muslim aid agencies warn that the COVID-19 crisis adds an enormous burden to already strenuous humanitarian situations. NGOs call upon the European Union to relocate asylum-seekers in Greek island camps and urge its Member States to continue taking in asylum seekers in order to avoid a pandemic disaster.

European Churches Plead: Don’t Forget Refugees

Source: The Tablet

As tensions grow at the border separating Turkey and Greece, ICMC urges European leaders to protect refugees fleeing violence and conflict. It asks them not to let the health crisis eclipse the need for solidarity and mutual care towards displaced people. The Catholic and Lutheran bishops of Scandinavia also urge countries to act in solidarity with refugees.

Publication

Fostering Community Sponsorships Across Europe

October 30, 2019

New Video Series Highlights Benefits of Refugee Resettlement Across Europe

New Video Series Highlights Benefits of Refugee Resettlement Across Europe

Small towns and municipalities are at the forefront of refugee resettlement and integration in Europe today. A new video series...
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SHARE Integration: Spotlight on Croatia

Despite a climate of declining solidarity when it comes to international and European efforts to support refugees, there is much...
Reshaping Human Mobility: ICMC Europe Work in Senegal

Reshaping Human Mobility: ICMC Europe Work in Senegal

When poverty is rampant, labor opportunities are lacking and channels for legal migration are scarce, irregular migration appears to many...
Supporting Integration of Refugees in Small European Communities

Supporting Integration of Refugees in Small European Communities

More refugees than ever before are settling in smaller towns across Europe than ever before. These communities may face different...

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