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NGOs Call for Action To Protect Children at EU Borders

December 10, 2021

ICMC Europe and over 20 other NGOs urge governments to protect migrant children at Europe’s borders. Solidarity and responsibility-sharing in the EU asylum and migration system must prioritize safe routes to family reunion and international protection, not containment, pushbacks and returns.

Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Living on the Streets of Djibouti City

Supporting Unaccompanied Migrant Children Living on the Streets of Djibouti City

For the past 20 years, Caritas Djibouti, ICMC’s member in the country, has been working with street children, most of...
Statement

Human Rights Council Must Respond to Pushbacks at International Borders

June 24, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC and 50 other organizations plead with the UN Human Rights Council to urgently respond to the global pattern of pushbacks, human rights violations, and lethal disregard for human life at international borders.

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...
Determining the Best Interest of Vulnerable Refugee Children

Determining the Best Interest of Vulnerable Refugee Children

Bringing an End To the Refugee Cycle Through Resettlement

Bringing an End To the Refugee Cycle Through Resettlement

Protecting Child Survivors of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

Protecting Child Survivors of Sexual & Gender-Based Violence

Statement

Creating Better Policies to Protect Children in the Move

November 26, 2020

At the International Organization for Migration's Council Meeting, says ICMC urges governments to better protect migrant children by collecting data on their age, gender, and accompaniment status for more efficient protection policies, and by facilitating family unity.

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...
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...
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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.

The Fire in Moria Should “Serve as Wake-up Call”, Say Church Leaders and NGOs

Fire in Greek Refugee Camp Should “Serve as Wake-up Call”, Say Church Leaders and NGOs

The 8 September fires that destroyed the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos have left 13,000 people...

Moria Fire: More Than Ever, Europe Must Protect, says German Archbishop

Source: German Bishop's Conference

The Archbishop of Hamburg and ICMC Governing Committee member Stefan Hesse called the fire that destroyed Moria refugee camp in Greece a "foretold catastrophe." NGOs have denounced the camp's dangerous conditions for years. Archbishop Hesse says Europe must find the political will to welcome people seeking protection in a humane manner.

The Relocation of Unaccompanied Children from the Greek Islands Cannot Wait 1

The Relocation of Unaccompanied Children from the Greek Islands Cannot Wait

While unaccompanied migrant and refugee children have been living in dire conditions on the Greek islands for a long time,...

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