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Ukraine crisis needs longer-term solutions: Msgr. Vitillo

Source: AgenSir

In early July, ICMC Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, spent a week visiting in solidarity with displaced people in Ukraine and refugees in Poland. Speaking for the Catholic Response for Ukraine (CR4U) working group, Msgr. Vitillo at the end of the trip participated in discussions at the European Parliament, pressing for longer-term solutions as the war continues.

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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.

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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...
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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.

EU Bishops: Respect Right to Asylum

Source: Vatican News

EU Member States must uphold the right to seek asylum and not send refugees back to countries where they are at risk, said EU Bishops. Their statement came following calls from some EU countries for stricter rules against irregular migration as tensions grow along Eastern European borders.

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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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