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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...
detained migrants

Could the COVID-19 Pandemic Be an Opportunity to End the Practice of Detaining Migrants?

Is there any good news in the COVID-19 pandemic? On the issue of migration detention, there just may be. Overcrowding,...
EU flag and fence

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.

COVID: Crossroads Between the Old Normal and the New Solidarity

Source: Vatican News

The COVID-19 pandemic puts us at a crossroads; we can’t go back to the “old normal.” What we need is a change of policies, practices, and behavior at all levels. Big business and government must change their values and focus more on persons than on money or power — says ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, in this interview with Vatican News.

A refugee family in Beirut, Lebanon

We Need To Look at How Families, Not Just Individuals, Are Affected by Displacement

Families and individuals experience forced displacement differently. And most individuals have a family from whom they have been separated and...
Eritrean refugees resettled to the USA

U.S. Bishops Disappointed at Lowest Refugee Resettlement Number Yet

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed “disappointment” at a “heartbreaking” low ceiling of 15,000 refugees to be...
Climate change demonstration

How to Address Climate Change-Related Displacement

International cooperation and community participation are desperately needed to address climate change-related displacement according to experts at a panel discussion...
St Francis and the Sultan, icon by Br. Robert Lenz, OFM

Reflections on the Papal Encyclical Fratelli Tutti

Pope Francis’ new encyclical is a strong denunciation of the physical, ideological, emotional and intellectual walls and barriers that many...
Internally displaced children in Burkina Faso

ICMC’s New Joint Project Brings Education to Displaced Children in Burkina Faso

ICMC and its national member organization in Burkina Faso have launched a project to protect internally displaced children affected by...
Togolese migrant in Ivory Coast

New Roadmaps Show Steps for Better and Sustainable Migration in West Africa

ICMC Europe and partners have launched nine roadmaps with concrete steps towards improving migration and development in six West African...

ICMC Shines Spotlight on Displaced Families

Source: Vatican News

Every day, thousands of families are forced to flee their homes. That’s why ICMC marked the World Day of Migrants and Refugees with a webinar on how forced displacement affects families on the move, explains ICMC Secretary General Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo. “Although many people are forced to flee alone, many come in the whole family.”

ICMC Jordan’s Protection Centers: Empowering Adults and Children Through Informal Education

ICMC Jordan’s Protection Centers: Empowering Adults and Children Through Informal Education

Over 440 people graduated from ICMC Jordan’s Arabic literacy courses last year, including 367 women. Among them was Zaina, a...
Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Why I Know Migration Is a Positive Thing

Sometimes people ask me why I see migration as something positive. And I must admit, it mostly comes down to...
European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

European Civil Society Organizations: Refugee Resettlement Can’t Wait

Seven major civil society organizations and networks have launched a joint statement urging the European Union to urgently revive and...

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