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ICMC supports migrant workers devastated by COVID-19 in India

ICMC supports migrant workers devastated by COVID-19 job losses in India

A three-month lockdown went into effect nearly overnight in March 2020, leaving people in the urban slums of Delhi stranded...
ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet and GFMD Civil Society Co-Coordinator Clara Keller-Skupień represent the GFMD Civil Society Mechanism at the preparatory meeting held on 22-23 November 2022. ©Oumou Diallo/ICMC

ICMC Leads Civil Society Contributions to Preparing the 2022-23 Global Forum on Migration and Development

Coordinated by ICMC, the GFMD Civil Society Mechanism participates in two days of preparatory meetings held by the French Chairmanship...
ICMC Joins International Discussions To Fight Wage Theft 5

ICMC Joins International Discussions To Fight Wage Theft

ICMC President Ms. Christine Nathan participates in regional expert discussions on action to fight wage theft and uphold the rights...
Statement

Statement of civil society organizations attending the International Labour Conference

December 1, 2022

ICMC joins civil society organizations that attended the International Labour Conference to highlight common global objectives and call for for an expanded civil society role in future ILC meetings.

“We Must Ensure Governments Remain True to Their Commitments Under the Global Compact for Migration”

“We Must Ensure Governments Remain True to Their Commitments Under the Global Compact for Migration”

ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet reflects on the first International Migration Review Forum, held in New York on 17-20...
Statement

The Centrality of Work for Sustainability

June 16, 2022

At the 110th session of the International Labour Conference, ICMC calls for sustainable and equitable work, increased humanitarian assistance, and renewed multilateralism. A human-centred approach to work is essential to create a socially and environmentally sustainable economy.

Filipino Bishop Lauds Repatriation for Overseas Migrant Workers

Source: Philippine News Agency

Governmental repatriation and livelihood assistance has been a “great help” to the some 809,000 Overseas Filipino Workers forced to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Bishop Ruperto Santos of the Episcopal commission on migrants in an interview with Radio Veritas.

U.S. Bishops Reiterate Call to End ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

Source: Vatican News

U.S. Bishops urged the government to end newly reinstated protocols that force some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The 3 December statement reiterated earlier calls for a more humane approach, citing particular concern about the “tragedy of family separation.”

Central America: Address Structural Causes Driving Migration

Source: Agenzia Fides

Migration policy must respect human dignity, the right to protection, and family unity, said El Salvadoran and Honduran Bishops in a recent statement on human mobility. The Church is strengthening regional work to assist migrants, but governments need to address forces driving migration, they said.

US Bishop Urges End to “Remain in Mexico” Policy

Source: National Catholic Reporter

A Bishop on the southern border of the USA called for an end to the Migrant Protection Protocols, which require some migrants to remain in Mexico to have their asylum requests heard. The policy is deadly for those seeking protection, causing “needless suffering,” said El Paso Bishop Mark J. Seitz.

No One Is Saved Alone: ICMC Calls for Inclusive Global Recovery Measures That Respond to Migrants' and Refugees' Needs

No One Is Saved Alone: ICMC Calls for Inclusive Global Recovery Measures That Respond to Migrants’ and Refugees’ Needs

ICMC\'s statement at the 109th International Labour Conference identifies access to healthcare, vaccines, decent work and fundamental rights as the...
Statement

No One Is Saved Alone, 109th International Labour Conference Session

June 15, 2021

At the 109th International Labour Conference session, ICMC calls for access to healthcare, labor rights, and decent work for all migrants and refugees, for increased cooperation between States, civil society, and other stakeholders, in line with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and for global solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.

family outside hospital

“We Are Begging for Oxygen,” Say Catholic Organizations Responding to India’s Second COVID-19 Wave

As India faces the worst coronavirus wave since the beginning of the pandemic, Catholic organizations plead with their government and...
ICMC Civil Society Coordination

ICMC Civil Society Coordination

Indian Bishops’ Study Reveals Migrant Workers’ Vulnerability

Source: Union of Catholic Asian News

A new study by the Conference of Catholic Bishops’ of India reveals the endemic poverty and lack of safety with which most internal migrant workers contend. The study recommends a multi-pronged strategy from government and non-government agencies to overcome these conditions.

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