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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 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...
Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans in Need of Protection

Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans in Need of Protection

On 20 August, 23 organizations sent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist...
Statement

Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans

August 24, 2021

On 20 August, ICMC and 22 resettlement agencies and other non-governmental organizationssent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist Afghans following the Taliban forces' takeover of all major Afghan cities.

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...
ICMC Deployment of Experts

ICMC Deployment of Experts

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...

U.S. and Mexican Bishops Ask for Solidarity

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

As the number of people seeking asylum increases along the U.S./Mexico border, bishops on both sides of the border have issued a joint statement asking all nations to share the responsibility of preserving human life and providing safe, orderly, and humane immigration, including the right to asylum.

Mexican Bishops Warn of Migration Surge

Source: National Catholic Reporter

The Mexican bishop’s migrant ministry say U.S. policy changes have created the illusion that seeking asylum in the U.S. is now easy. This has caused a surge of migrants along the northern Mexican border, leading to a strain on Catholic-run shelters operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19.

US Bishops Welcome New Decisions on Immigration

US Bishops Welcome New Decisions on Immigration

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has welcomed the U.S. Administration\'s recent decisions on immigration and refugees. The bishops look...
Fratelli Tutti and the Plight of the Displaced 2

Fratelli Tutti and the Plight of the Displaced

The latest encyclical of Pope Francis calls for a more just, more human, and more fraternal world based on love...
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...
Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Implementing the Global Compact for Migration: ICMC Advocates for Better Protection of Children and All Migrants

Nearly two years after States adopted the Global Compact for Migration, governments of Europe, North America, and Central Asia, under...
Statement

Child Rights in the Global Compact for Migration, UNECE Regional Review

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, the Initiative for Child Rights pleaded with governments to prioritize children’s best interest, end child detention, facilitate family reunification, and protect children from the dangers of COVID-19.

EU flag and fence

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...

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