Joint Statement: The New EU Resettlement Framework Is a Chance To Bring More Refugees to Safety

Joint Statement: The New EU Resettlement Framework Is a Chance To Bring More Refugees to Safety

On 10 April 2024, the European Parliament adopted the Pact on Migration and Asylum, and alongside it, the new Union...

Adoption of the URF: A Chance for the EU To Bring More People to Safety

April 11, 2024

The URF, adopted alongside the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration, offers a glimmer of hope for refugees across the globe. 22 civil society organizations call for it to be fully put into action to create a more protection-focused approach to refugee resettlement.

Ukrainian doctor receiving a donation from Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach

Reflections on a Fourth Solidarity Visit to Ukraine – 26/03/2024

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 For the past three days, our Solidarity delegation has had a small “taste” of what most...
Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo's Fourth Solidarity Visit to Ukraine

Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo’s Reflections on a Fourth Solidarity Visit to Ukraine

On Friday, March 22, 2024, I began my 4th Solidarity visit to the suffering people of Ukraine who have sustained...
Promoting European Efforts on Complementary Pathways at Second Global Refugee Forum 1

Promoting European Efforts on Complementary Pathways at Second Global Refugee Forum

ICMC Europe co-hosts a linked event of the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva on 12 December 2023, promoting dialogue amongst...

“Let’s Stay in Touch, If We Are Still Alive”

In a continued show of support for the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion in February 2022, ICMC Secretary...

36 Organizations Welcome EU Decision to Extend TPD for Refugees Fleeing Ukraine

October 24, 2023

ICMC Europe, the SHARE network, and 35 other organizations welcome the EU’s decision to extend the Temporary Protection Directive for Ukrainians until March 2025. They also urge EU Member States to ensure these rights are accessible in practice, and that long-term protection measures be put in place.

ICMC delegation visits Ukraine

Annual Report 2022

A health worker in Pakistan treats an Afghan woman with an injured toe

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo Speaks at Roundtable on Long-Term Care

On 29 March 2023, the Secretary General of ICMC, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, gave the opening address at the High-Level...

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...

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.


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.

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