ICMC Europe, the SHARE network, and 35 other organizations welcome the EU’s decision to extend the Temporary Protection Directive for Ukrainians until March 2025. They also urge EU Member States to ensure these rights are accessible in practice, and that long-term protection measures be put in place.
Ahead of EU Member States submitting their pledges for the EU resettlement scheme by 15 September, we call on leaders to ambitiously expand safe pathways to international protection and better reflect Europe’s capacity to welcome.
On 19 June 2023, ICMC, along with 193 civil society organisations and groups, signed a joint letter calling on member and observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council to implement immediate measures to address global pattern of deaths, torture and grave human rights violations at international borders.
In an 8 June statement delivered at the 111th session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, ICMC President Christine Nathan called for the rights and dignities of the world’s most vulnerable workers to be prioritized within global responses.
“We call on European countries to continue evacuating their local staff and Afghans at risk in a coordinated and safe manner.” ICMC Europe and the Share Network join fifty civil society and Afghan diaspora organisations calling for expanded resettlement and humanitarian admission, fair access to asylum, and respect for human rights.
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.
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.
"The EU must significantly ramp up its commitment to resettlement." ICMC Europe joins NGO coalition urging the EU and its member States to revive and scale up refugee resettlement efforts, and ensure that resettlement is not neglected as the international community shifts its focus to the Ukraine crisis.
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.
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.