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U.S. Bishops Urge Administration to Favor Humane Asylum Policies at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) once again raised serious concerns about the ongoing use of Title 42,...
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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...
U.S. Bishops Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

U.S. Bishops Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Recognizing the ‘unavoidable reality of migration,’ and that all people are ‘imbued by God with an ‘inviolable dignity,’ means putting...
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ICMC Experts Support UNICEF Evacuations of Unaccompanied Afghan Children to the U.S.

Through its agreement with UNICEF, ICMC has deployed child protection experts to Ramstein, Germany and Doha, Qatar to support the...
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Shaping Migration in a Humane Manner

The German Bishops’ Conference, ICMC’s national member, and the Council of the Protestant Church in Germany release the English-language version...
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Civil society statement: Europe’s response to Afghans in need of protection one year after the Taliban takeover

August 1, 2022

“We call on European countries to continue evacuating their local staff and Afghans at risk in a coordinated and safe manner.” ICMC Europe and the Share Network join fifty civil society and Afghan diaspora organisations calling for expanded resettlement and humanitarian admission, fair access to asylum, and respect for human rights.

Ensuring the Right to Education on World Refugee Day

Ensuring the Right to Education on World Refugee Day

20 June is World Refugee Day, which this year focuses on the right to seek protection. The International Catholic Migration...
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Bishops of the U.S. Welcome the End of Title 42 and the Adoption of a Temporary Protection Status for Ukrainians

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the news about the U.S. government’s plan to end Title 42, a...
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NGO statement: ICMC Europe joins call for rapid EU response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

March 27, 2022

Ahead of the meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs ministers on 28 March to discuss the EU’s support for people fleeing the crisis in Ukraine, ICMC Europe/Share Network join an NGO statement calling on the EU and European countries to to put into action their refugee response commitments in light of the crisis in Ukraine.

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Christian organisations statement: arrival of refugees from Ukraine and application of the EU Temporary Protection Directive

March 23, 2022

ICMC Europe joins Christian organizations working on asylum and migration in Europe to welcome the temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine, urge support for the most vulnerable, and maintain access to asylum and protection for all those in need.

Ensuring Protection for People Displaced by Climate Change

Ensuring Protection for People Displaced by Climate Change

International coordination and a focus on protection are needed to address climate change-related displacement, concludes a virtual event on human...
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As Ukrainians Flee, Let Us Not Become Disinterested Bystanders

In response to the displacement of millions of Ukrainians, clergy members and lay Catholics “have been extremely engaged to provide...
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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.

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