Realigning Humanitarian Space: ICMC Secretary General’s Thoughts on the World Humanitarian Summit

On the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit, which took place on 23-24 May in Istanbul (Turkey), ICMC’s Secretary General Johan Ketelers shared his thoughts on the current state and the potential future developments of the humanitarian system: much more can be done to build durable, adequate, and flexible response mechanisms in emergency situations.

Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo Appointed Secretary General of ICMC

The International Catholic Migration Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo as its new Secretary General, effective 1 June 2016. Msgr. Vitillo takes over from Johan Ketelers as he nears completion of his third term, having led the organization since 2004.

Building a Resettlement Network of European Cities and Regions

In order to gather and capitalize on the wide expertise gained over the past four years through the work of the ICMC-led SHARE Network, ICMC Europe published the report “Building a Resettlement Network of European Cities and Regions: Experiences of the SHARE Network 2012-2015”.

Active from 2012 to 2015, the SHARE Network brought together a variety of actors involved in refugee resettlement in Europe which worked jointly to facilitate the protection and integration of incoming refugees, as well as to promote a culture of welcome across the continent.

Shahan, Program Manager in Islamabad, Pakistan

As Program Manager, Shahan facilitates and assists in the development and implementation of all ICMC’s activities in Pakistan. With programs in several districts, ICMC provides assistance to refugees and other vulnerable individuals through several projects aimed at protecting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGVB), improving livelihoods, and rehabilitating governmental schools.