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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...
Building Integration Pathways With Survivors of Human Trafficking

Building Integration Pathways With Survivors of Human Trafficking

For migrant survivors of sex trafficking to fully integrate into society, they need support tailored to their specific needs and...
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Right Way Handbook

November 16, 2020

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Fostering Integration of Migrant Survivors of Sex Trafficking

When migrant women leave trafficking networks, they face many barriers to integration, including gaps in language and education, cultural differences,...
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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.

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.

A Public Health Crisis Does Not Allow Us to Let People Die, Say European Bishops 1

A Public Health Crisis Does Not Allow Us to Let People Die, Say European Bishops

The COVID-19 pandemic “should not be an excuse to let human beings die in the Mediterranean Sea,” said Fr. Barrios...

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