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Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Sometimes people ask me why I see migration as something positive. And I must admit, it mostly comes down to...

Japan’s Bishops: Look at Internally Displaced People Without Prejudice

Source: Vatican News

Ahead of World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Japan’s bishops urge the country’s citizens to free themselves from preconceptions and bias against displaced people, accept and protect them, and live in harmony with them.

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Bringing People Together for World Refugee Day During COVID-19

Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, ICMC Jordan invited refugees and locals to share their experiences during online...
ICMC Annual Report 2019: Celebrating at What We Accomplished Together

ICMC Annual Report 2019: Celebrating What We Accomplished Together

In 2019, the International Catholic Migration Commission worked and spoke in solidarity with migrants and refugees worldwide, providing them with...
Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Venezuelan Migrants: Pope Francis’ Roadmap Put into Action in Ecuador 2

Welcoming, Protecting, Promoting and Integrating Venezuelan Migrants: Pope Francis’ Roadmap Put into Action in Ecuador

Since Venezuelans began fleeing their country in large numbers in 2015, 1.5 million of them have reached Ecuador. The local...
How Faith-Based Organizations Can Create a Culture of Encounter with People Seeking Refuge 3

How Faith-Based Organizations Can Create a Culture of Encounter with People Seeking Refuge

From theater plays performed by refugees to publishing fairy tales written by refugees to creating support groups for asylum-seekers, faith-based...
How the Migration Diaspora Contributes to Developing Their Countries of Origin 2

How the Migration Diaspora Contributes to Developing Their Countries of Origin

By Abigail Maristela and Benoit Mayaux * While engaging in sometimes challenging integration processes in their new homes, migrants also...
Call for More Humane, Transparent and Effective Resources for Asylum, Migration and Integration in the EU 1

Call for More Humane, Transparent and Effective Resources for Asylum, Migration and Integration in the EU

As European co-legislators resume their negotiations on the proposed Asylum and Migration Fund for 2021-27, European NGOs are calling for...
The SHARE Network: Building Bridges Between Policy and Practice 3

The SHARE Network: Building Bridges Between Policy and Practice

With global refugee resettlement needs at an all-time high and global resettlement efforts at an all-time low, European leadership in...
Statement

The Future of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

November 7, 2019

Issued by a group of NGOs, including ICMC Europe, on 7 November 2019. The statement urges European legislators to ensure that the Asylum and Migration Fund for 2021-2027 adequately addresses vulnerabilities, ensures protection, provides for meaningful partnerships with civil society organizations, and guarantees effective coordination and resourcing for integration funds.
Responding to the Needs of People in Situations of Long-Term Forced Displacement 1

Responding to the Needs of People in Situations of Long-Term Forced Displacement

On 17 October, leading scholars, policy experts, and practitioners gathered to discuss forced migration, protection, and border control at the...
Fostering Community Sponsorship of Refugees in Europe 1

Fostering Community Sponsorship of Refugees in Europe

The involvement of local communities in supporting the integration of refugees arriving through sponsorship programs is the key to the...
“It is Easier to Change Your Mind in Small Communities” –  Resettling Refugees in Rural Areas in France 3

“It is Easier to Change Your Mind in Small Communities” – Resettling Refugees in Rural Areas in France

Smaller municipalities and rural areas can be places where refugees are welcomed and where they can integrate more easily. People...
Publication

Fostering Community Sponsorships Across Europe

October 30, 2019

From Lebanon to Boston — On Building Community 2

From Lebanon to Boston — On Building Community

By Khadiyjah Jordan (*) Packed with joy and passion, the movie Soufra is a story of hope against all odds....

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