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NGOs Urge EU States to Renew Commitment to Refugee Protection

June 23, 2022

ICMC Europe and six other NGOs call on EU Member States to show renewed leadership on resettling refugees. While welcoming support given to those displaced by war in Ukraine, the NGOs stress the urgency to meet other global protection needs by expanding resettlement and complementary pathways.

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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.

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Faith-Based Organizations’ Statement before IMRF

May 16, 2022

Representing faith-based organizations at a multistakeholder meeting ahead of the International Migration Review Forum, ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet deplored States’ efforts to build walls rather than affirm migrants’ dignity.

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At UN Human Rights Council, NGOs Voice Concern for Ukrainian People

March 31, 2022

ICMC and eleven other NGOs stated their concern about the ever-growing threat to the lives of vulnerable people trapped in active conflict zones in Ukraine. The oral statement was delivered to the UN Human Rights Council by Caritas Internationalis.

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Christian NGOs Urge EU States to Provide Broad Protection to Ukrainian Refugees

March 24, 2022

ICMC Europe and eight other Christian organizations welcome the support that the EU and its Member States have provided to Ukrainian refugees and appeal for a broad implementation of the Temporary Protection Directive.

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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.

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Call on the EU: Restore rights and values at Europe’s borders

November 29, 2021

In a joint statement, ICMC Europe, the SHARE Network, and over 100 other organizations urge the EU and its member States to respond to the humanitarian crisis at the border with Belarus in a way that ensures people's right to asylum and guarantees humanitarian access.

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Joint Letter on Internal Displacement to UN Secretary-General

October 22, 2021

In an open letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres, over 25 non-governmental organizations urge him to show leadership in implementing a global response to the plight of internally displaced people. The letter provides recommendations for an effective High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement.

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Catholic-Inspired Migration Working Group Exhorts All to Work “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We’”

September 23, 2021

On the 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, the Migration Working Group of the International Forum of Catholic-Inspired Organizations urges the entire human family to build a world that recognizes and respects the full enjoyment of the rights and dignity of refugees, migrants, and all people at the margins.

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The EU Cannot Shirk Its Responsibilities Towards Afghans in Need of Protection

September 16, 2021

As humanitarian needs in Afghanistan continue to escalate, ICMC Europe, the SHARE Network, and over 15 other organizations appeal to the EU not to forget its responsibility towards Afghans but rather to place protection at the center of its response.

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Prioritize Family Reunification in Response to the Situation in Afghanistan

August 31, 2021

ICMC and the other signatories to this statement plead with the members of the Family Reunification Network to consider family reunification procedures as a priority in their response to the situation in Afghanistan.

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Resettlement Agencies Call on the Government to Provide Immediate Support to Afghans

August 24, 2021

On 20 August, ICMC and 22 resettlement agencies and other non-governmental organizationssent a joint letter to the White House, asking the U.S. government to swiftly assist Afghans following the Taliban forces' takeover of all major Afghan cities.

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Time to Get Resettlement Moving!

July 7, 2021

Ahead of the European Union’s Resettlement Forum, ICMC Europe and five other organizations appeal to the EU institutions and member states to urgently revive and increase resettlement efforts by completing their pledge to resettle 30,000 refugees this year, and at least 36,000 in 2022.

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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.

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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.

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