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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...
Statement

Joint Statement: Labour Migration – Comments on the latest Positions of the European Parliament in view of the Triloges

January 8, 2024

Christian organizations released a joint-statement to comment on the on-going discussions happening at the European Parliament and Council regarding the migration directives Single Permit (SP) and Long Term Residence (LTR).

Catholic Partnerships in Ukraine: Reflections and Future Challenges

Catholic Partnerships in Ukraine: Reflections and Future Challenges

Statement

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 Warning on Social Media Groups Impersonating ICMC Resettlement Support Center (RSC TuME) Staff to Offer Information

Sosyal Medya Hesaplarının, Türkiye ve Lübnan\'daki Yeniden Yerleştirme Süreci Hakkında ICMC Yeniden Yerleştirme Destek Merkezi (RSC TuME) Personeli Gibi Davranarak...
Statement

Share Network: Seven Priorities to Expand Resettlement and Safe Pathways to Europe

September 19, 2023

Ahead of EU Member States submitting their pledges for the EU resettlement scheme by 15 September, we call on leaders to ambitiously expand safe pathways to international protection and better reflect Europe’s capacity to welcome.

Share Network: Seven Priorities to Expand Resettlement and Safe Pathways to Europe 2

Share Network: Seven Priorities to Expand Resettlement and Safe Pathways to Europe

Ahead of EU Member States submitting their pledges for the EU resettlement scheme by 15 September, we call on leaders...

Annual Report 2022

ICMC: Catholic Advocate Says It’s Time to ‘Change the Narrative’ on Migration

Source: Crux

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo discusses Pope Francis' call for governments to come to the help of migrants in North Africa and the suffering they and their families experience. He also addresses the response of European and African governments and how it could be improved, as well as ICMC efforts to assist migrants and refugees.

The Pope Impelled Action in Lampedusa

Source: National Catholic Reporter

On the 10-year commemoration of Pope Francis' visit to Italy's Lampedusa island, ICMC and partners note 'global indifference' remains a real risk. Church advocacy had a significant impact on how the Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration were subsequently framed, says ICMC's Secretary General, Robert J. Vitillo, but increasingly signatories are not honoring commitments.

Statement

“Traces of a Shipwrecked Humanity”

July 6, 2023

Statement on the Tenth Anniversary of Pope Francis' Visit to Lampedusa

A dark-skinned hand holds the railing of a ship at sea

ICMC Statement on Migrant Tragedy in Calabria

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) grieves the deaths of more than 60 migrants, including many children, due to the...

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...

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