More than 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor. On the occasion of World Day against Trafficking in Persons, ICMC calls for more cooperation among governments, international agencies, businesses, and NGOs to implement effective legal systems that prevent and combat human trafficking and forced labor.
On 25 June, the International Catholic Migration Commission’s Resettlement Support Center in Turkey and Middle East (RSC TuME) welcomed Director León Rodríguez of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at its Istanbul office. Ms. Pascale Moreau, the new UNHCR Representative in Turkey, joined Director Rodríguez during the visit.
A new report issued by ICMC calls on governments worldwide to admit within their borders, by the end of 2020, 10% of the 4 million Syrian refugees uprooted in Turkey and the Middle East.
The report, entitled “10% of refugees from Syria: Europe’s resettlement and other admission responses in a global perspective” and supported by ICMC’s President Peter Sutherland, encourages States to offer resettlement places and other types of admission to 400,000 Syrians currently seeking refuge in neighboring countries.