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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...
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,...
Statement

Immediately Honour Commitments to Relocate Unaccompanied Children From the Greek Islands

April 3, 2020

Open letter issued by a group of 67 organizations including ICMC Europe, on 3 April 2020. It calls upon European governments to urgently relocate unaccompanied minors from the Greek islands to safety, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unsanitary conditions in the camps.

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European Governments Called to Urgently Relocate Unaccompanied Children From the Greek Islands

Over 1,800 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children currently live on the Greek islands, many of them homeless and enduring inhumane...
Listen to Children and Take Their Views Into Consideration

Listen to Children and Take Their Views Into Consideration

The first step for anyone working to protect children, especially in the context of migration, should be listening to their...

Call to Catholic Women: We Must Defend Migrants and their Families

We must uphold the protection of families in all discussions related to migration, said ICMC President Dr. Anne T. Gallagher...
Statement

US Catholic Working Group on Global Compact on Refugees

April 3, 2018

Issued by the US Catholic Working Group on Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration, which includes ICMC, on 3 April 2018. The statement highlights the need to focus on solutions for those most at risk, such as unaccompanied children, women at risk, victims of human trafficking, and those unsafe in refugee-hosting countries.
Responding to the Needs of Migrants in Asia-Oceania

Responding to the Needs of Migrants in Asia-Oceania

Members of the International Catholic Migration Commission in Asia and Oceania are working on effective responses to unaccompanied child migrants,...
ICMC Pays Tribute to Us Bishops’ Conference on Its Centenary

ICMC Pays Tribute to Us Bishops’ Conference on Its Centenary

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) celebrated its 100th birthday this month at a Mass held during its...
Because They Are Vulnerable Victims, States Need to Uphold the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Because They Are Vulnerable Victims, States Need to Uphold the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) welcomed the resolution on “Unaccompanied migrant children and adolescents and human rights” adopted by...

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