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Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has halted most international travel, the Global Forum on Migration and Development is more important...
Statement

Migration: Partnerships as the Key to Alleviating the Ravages of COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Issued by the Global Forum on Migration and Development Civil Society Mechanism during the 22 July 2020 Friends of the Forum meeting. The statement urges national and local governments and businesses to create partnerships to address issues affecting migrants, many of whom are disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call to Protect India’s Migrant Workers

Source: Union of Catholic Asian News

Internal migrant workers in India are returning to urban centers after having gone home during the coronavirus lockdown. The Conference of Catholic Bishops’ of India’s (CCBI) Commission for Migrants is calling upon the government to pass laws that will help improve their condition. The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the need to protect this population, says the Commission’s Secretary.

ICMC Annual Report 2019

ICMC Annual Report 2019

Accompanying Migrants in India During COVID-19

Source: Indian Catholic Matters

The COVID-19 lockdown had extreme consequences on India's migrant workers. The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India organized a Zoom meeting to discuss the strategies through which the Church can best assist migrant workers and advocate for their rights.

Bishop Lauds Royal Pardon Given to 16 Overseas Filipino Workers in Bahrain

Source: Manila Bulletin

Bishop Ruperto Santos expressed gratitude to the king of Bahrain for the royal pardon and release of 16 convicted overseas Filipino workers. Bishop Santos is chairman of the ICMC Asia-Oceania Working Group and vice chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People.

Bishop Dorsonville: It Takes #AllofUS Working Together to Prevail Over COVID-19

Source: America Magazine

From healthcare workers to grocery store clerks, essential workers with an immigrant background contribute to the survival of Americans during the pandemic, says Bishop Mario Dorsonville, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, an ICMC national member.

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How ICMC Is Responding to Covid-19

India: Bishops’ Conference Helps Feed Over 50,000 Migrant Workers During Lockdown 1

India: Bishops’ Conference Helps Feed Over 50,000 Migrant Workers During Lockdown

When India’s coronavirus lockdown left millions of migrant workers unemployed and hungry, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India’s Commission...
Responding to COVID19: Reports From the Field

Responding to COVID19: Reports From the Field

COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Crisis in Europe’s Agri-Food Workers’ Rights 1

COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Crisis in Europe’s Agri-Food Workers’ Rights

As the global coronavirus pandemic limits travel, labor shortages in Europe’s agricultural and food transformation sectors could jeopardize food security....
Statement

Without Rights for Agri-Food Workers, Europe’s Food Supplies Rest on Shaky Ground

April 16, 2020

Issued by a group of 28 civil society organizations, including ICMC Europe, on 16 April 2020. The statement urges EU Member States to keep migrant workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to offer them dignified long-term living and working conditions.

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Jeopardizes Migrant Workers’ Lives, Say ICMC Members and Partners 2

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Jeopardizes Migrant Workers’ Lives, Say ICMC Members and Partners

India’s nationwide lockdown, which began on 25 March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has left hundreds of thousands of...
Catholic Think-Tanks Publish Research on the Future of Work for Migrants

Catholic Think-Tanks Publish Research on the Future of Work for Migrants

Three think-tanks that are part of the network of Scalabrini Migration Study Centers and the Scalabrini International Migration Network have...
Migrant Fishermen: Invisible Victims of Trafficking and Forced Labor

Migrant Fishermen: Invisible Victims of Trafficking and Forced Labor

Migrant fishermen often endure extremely harsh working and living conditions and have little access to support, says researcher Dr. Marla...

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