125 organizations working on migration issues at international and grass-roots levels delivered a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council on Friday to express concern for the number of migrants’ deaths in the Mediterranean and the lack of appropriate and coordinated responses from EU Member States and other governments.
The Syrian refugee crisis has reached a saturation point: it cannot be overcome unless the global community increases its support. This is the core message which emerges by a report released last week by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
The report, titled “Refuge and Hope in the Time of ISIS: The Urgent need for Protection, Humanitarian Support, and Durable Solutions in Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece”, follows a mission in the Middle East by a USCCB delegation, in late 2014. During the mission, the delegation observed the challenges that Syrians experience seeking protection in host countries, while also facing the risk of being turned away and forced back to danger.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, ICMC celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women in bringing about sustainable change in their communities. ICMC takes the opportunity to look back at past projects that have allowed women to develop their potential and have enabled them to create models for sustainable development.