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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...
Statement

Time to Get Resettlement Moving!

July 7, 2021

Ahead of the European Union’s Resettlement Forum, ICMC Europe and five other organizations appeal to the EU institutions and member states to urgently revive and increase resettlement efforts by completing their pledge to resettle 30,000 refugees this year, and at least 36,000 in 2022.

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...
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

ICMC Recommendations at UNECE Regional Review of Global Compact for Migration

November 24, 2020

At the UNECE Regional Review of the Global Compact for Migration, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ICMC urged governments to grant migrants access to services, expand regular migration pathways, and end detention.

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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.

Canada: Crisis Could Bring Spike in Refugee Backlog

Source: Catholic Register

COVID-19 travel restrictions are preventing refugees from arriving in Canada. Deacon Rudy Ovcjak, director of the Archdiocese of Toronto's Office of Refugees and delegate to ICMC's Governing Committee on behalf of Cardinal Thomas C. Collins, worries about the fate of vulnerable refugees waiting to enter and the community members who sponsor them.

ICMC Annual Report 2019

ICMC Annual Report 2019

German Church Regrets the Suspension of the Humanitarian Admission Procedures Caused by COVID-19 1

German Church Regrets the Suspension of the Humanitarian Admission Procedures Caused by COVID-19

Catholic-inspired organizations are urging the German government not to suspend humanitarian admission procedures for refugees during the COVID-19 outbreak. They...
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The Time Is Now for Europe to (Re)Focus and Lead With Its Principles of Upholding Human Rights and Life-Saving Protection

March 18, 2020

Delivered by ICMC Policy Officer Mantalin Kyrou on behalf of a group of NGOs including ICMC on 11 March 2020 at the 77th UNHCR Standing Committee Meeting. The statement expresses strong concern at the absence of protection measures adopted by the EU and its Member States in relation to the situation at the Greek-Turkish border and urges support for Greece.

European Governments Called to Urgently Relocate Unaccompanied Children From the Greek Islands 1

European Governments Called to Urgently Relocate Unaccompanied Children From the Greek Islands

Over 1,800 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently live on the Greek islands, many of them homeless and enduring inhumane...
European Church Must Awaken New Energy to Welcome Refugees from Greece, Cardinals Say 1

European Church Must Awaken New Energy to Welcome Refugees from Greece, Cardinals Say

A letter from three Cardinals urges European Bishops to fulfill their Christian duties towards refugees in Greece by collaborating with...
Refugee Community Sponsorship in the Basque Country: A Successful Experience 1

Refugee Community Sponsorship in the Basque Country: A Successful Experience

In 2018, the Basque regional government in Spain decided to embark on a community-based refugee sponsorship initiative. With the help...

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ICMC provides assistance and protection to vulnerable people on the move and advocates for sustainable solutions for refugees and migrants.