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Statement

Joint Letter on Internal Displacement to UN Secretary-General

October 22, 2021

In an open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres, over 25 non-governmental organizations urge him to show leadership in implementing a global response to the plight of internally displaced people. The letter provides recommendations for an effective High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement.

Assist Refugees and Migrants, Says Polish Bishop

Source: TVN24

Assistance to uprooted people should be a priority action for government and civil society, the president of the Polish Bishops said in an appeal that cautioned against stigmatizing newcomers. Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki also called for the launch of humanitarian corridors for vulnerable refugees.

Catholic-Inspired Organizations Around the World Call For the Respect of Migrants' and Refugees' Rights

Catholic-Inspired Organizations Around the World Call For the Respect of Migrants’ and Refugees’ Rights

On the occasion of the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 26 September 2021, a joint statement from the...
Statement

Catholic-Inspired Migration Working Group Exhorts All to Work “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We’”

September 23, 2021

On the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Migration Working Group of the International Forum of Catholic-Inspired Organizations urges the entire human family to build a world that recognizes and respects the full enjoyment of the rights and dignity of refugees, migrants, and all people at the margins.

ICMC Secretary General Remembers 11 September 2001

Source: kath.ch

ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo was in Washington, D.C., on 11 September 2001. Twenty years later, he reflects on his memories of that day and on its long-term effects. "We need the slow building of trust and respect for the dignity of all human beings," he urges in this interview in German.

ICMC Extends Global Solidarity

Source: Vatican News

Forced displacement is a global reality that calls for a human-centered response. In this interview with Vatican News, ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo appeals for Catholics to live out their Church’s teachings regarding migrants and refugees and to get to know displaced people as people.

ICMC Annual Report 2020

ICMC Annual Report 2020: Serving Migrants and Refugees in an Unprecedented Year

In 2020, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) adapted with creativity and flexibility to continue assisting and protecting uprooted people...
NGOs Call for Urgent UN Response to Migrant “Pushback” Practices

NGOs Call for Urgent UN Response to Migrant “Pushback” Practices

The International Catholic Migration Commission and 50 other NGOs have voiced deep concern about the widespread government practice of forcing...
Statement

Human Rights Council Must Respond to Pushbacks at International Borders

June 24, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC and 50 other organizations plead with the UN Human Rights Council to urgently respond to the global pattern of pushbacks, human rights violations, and lethal disregard for human life at international borders.

No One Is Saved Alone: ICMC Calls for Inclusive Global Recovery Measures That Respond to Migrants' and Refugees' Needs

No One Is Saved Alone: ICMC Calls for Inclusive Global Recovery Measures That Respond to Migrants’ and Refugees’ Needs

ICMC\'s statement at the 109th International Labour Conference identifies access to healthcare, vaccines, decent work and fundamental rights as the...
A New Series of Animated Videos Depicts the Work of ICMC

A New Series of Animated Videos Depicts the Work of ICMC

A new series of seven animated videos showcases the major areas on which ICMC’s work focuses and provides concrete examples...
ICMC Deployment of Experts

ICMC Deployment of Experts

Statement

No One Is Saved Alone, 109th International Labour Conference Session

June 15, 2021

At the 109th International Labour Conference session, ICMC calls for access to healthcare, labor rights, and decent work for all migrants and refugees, for increased cooperation between States, civil society, and other stakeholders, in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and for global solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

ICMC Civil Society Coordination

ICMC Civil Society Coordination

ICMC Church Networking

ICMC Church Networking

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