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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.

Child Friendly Space for refugees

With a Focus on Protection and Gender Equality, ICMC Jordan Launches its Programs for 2020/2021

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) in Jordan and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration...
How Refugee Children Are Bearing the Brunt of the COVID Pandemic 1

How Refugee Children Are Bearing the Brunt of the COVID Pandemic

Refugee children are some of the most impressive but, at times, the most vulnerable people on the move. Their capacity...
Veiled woman in street

Learning to Cope With Her Husband’s Mental Illness: the Story of Suhad

When Muneer began suffering from psychotic depression, his wife Suhad was not equipped to deal with the disease, protect their...

Providing Hope to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

ICMC Annual Report 2019

ICMC Annual Report 2019

Empowering Refugees in Malaysia

Fighting Child Marriage in Malaysia's Rohingya Community

Fighting Child Marriage in Malaysia’s Rohingya Community

Civil Action Group Calls for Protection of Migrants Amid Pandemic

Source: America Magazine

“First, Save Lives,” says the Action Committee, a network of church and civil organizations co-convened by ICMC, in a statement on the effects of COVID-19 on migrants. The statement calls on governments to protect migrants and refugees during the pandemic. Many essential service workers are migrants, but they are often vulnerable to the disease because of their legal status and lack of access to services.

Rohingya woman

Empowering Rohingya Women Through English Language Learning

Not Just a Piece of Paper – Why Documents Matter to Refugees

Not Just a Piece of Paper – Why Documents Matter to Refugees

Civil and legal documentation is vital for refugees as it protects their rights and allows them to access essential services...
Pakistan’s staff celebrate Muhammad’s kind gesture of sponsoring a refugee’s studies.

Pakistani Boy’s Gift to a Somali Refugee Girl Prompts a Spiral of Kindness

Sometimes small gestures of kindness can go a long way towards restoring a shared sense of humanity. For example, gestures...
Statement

The Right to Education for Migrant and Refugee Children: Too Often Denied or Ignored

June 7, 2017

Delivered by ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo on 7 June 2017 at the Annual Congress of the International Child Bureau in Paris. The statement highlights the importance of education for migrant and refugee children and reaffirms the duty and responsibility owed to a child’s right to education.

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