Statement of civil society organizations attending the International Labour Conference
December 1, 2022
Advocacy Civil Society Coordination Decent work Migrant Workers
ICMC joins civil society organizations that attended the International Labour Conference to highlight common global objectives and call for for an expanded civil society role in future ILC meetings.
Civil society statement: Europe’s response to Afghans in need of protection one year after the Taliban takeover
August 1, 2022
Protection & Prevention Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Asylum Europe Humanitarian admission Resettlement
“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.
Need to move beyond basic relief in Ukraine, ICMC says
July 26, 2022
Advocacy Civil Society Coordination Humanitarian Assistance & Development Children & Youth CR4U Mental Health Women
In a European Parliament session on the humanitarian response in Ukraine, ICMC says there is a need to tend to hearts and minds for the people suffering from the war, beyond food and shelter.
NGOs Urge EU States to Renew Commitment to Refugee Protection
June 23, 2022
Advocacy Complementary Pathways Resettlement (Advocacy)
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.
The Centrality of Work for Sustainability
June 16, 2022
Advocacy COVID recovery Decent work Migrant Workers
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.
European civil society coalition calls for reinforced commitments to resettlement
June 13, 2022
Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Complementary Pathways Resettlement (Advocacy)
"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.
Faith-Based Organizations’ Statement before IMRF
May 16, 2022
Advocacy Global Compact on Migration IMRF
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.
NGO statement: ICMC Europe joins call for rapid EU response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis
March 27, 2022
Protection & Prevention Resettlement & Complementary Pathways Asylum Integration Ukraine
Ahead of the meeting of EU Justice and Home Affairs ministers on 28 March to discuss the EU’s support for people fleeing the crisis in Ukraine, ICMC Europe/Share Network join an NGO statement calling on the EU and European countries to to put into action their refugee response commitments in light of the crisis in Ukraine.
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.
Christian organisations statement: arrival of refugees from Ukraine and application of the EU Temporary Protection Directive
March 23, 2022
Protection & Prevention Asylum Integration Temporary Protection
ICMC Europe joins Christian organizations working on asylum and migration in Europe to welcome the temporary protection for refugees from Ukraine, urge support for the most vulnerable, and maintain access to asylum and protection for all those in need.
NGOs Call for Action To Protect Children at EU Borders
December 10, 2021
Advocacy Asylum Child Protection Family Migration Policy Unaccompanied Minors
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.
Call on the EU: Restore rights and values at Europe’s borders
November 29, 2021
Advocacy Asylum Migration Policy Returns
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.
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.
Catholic-Inspired Migration Working Group Exhorts All to Work “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We’”
September 23, 2021
Church Networking COVID recovery COVID-19 Health Integration
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.