The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)’ Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), one of ICMC’s members, has launched an extensive toolkit ahead of World Refugee Day, on 20 June 2017. The USCCB/MRS is one of nine NGOs in the United States that resettles refugees and advocates for the refugee community.
The Global Compact defining the future of international migration governance will only be successful if it sets clear goals, targets, and indicators. This is the message which ICMC’s Secretary General, Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, shared with representatives of governments and United Nations agencies as a high-level panelist during the International Dialogue on Migration, which took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Building on the input of civil society actors, the Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE) has now published a second edition of the Movement Report. The new Report is based on written input from 600 representatives of civil society active in migration and development around the world.
Researchers at the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) produced a compelling mapping of the response of several faith-based organizations to the plights of migrant and refugee children, especially those who are unaccompanied and separated.
Parisa* is a 17-year-old girl from Afghanistan, currently living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Together with her mother and four siblings, she fled her home country at age 15, escaping not only conflict and persecution but also unbearable domestic violence.
Thirteen people (of Christian and Muslim faith) have recently made their home in Vatican City, following the departure of other refugees who had moved on to more permanent situations. Besides providing adequate housing, the Vatican will also offer the families economic support and help them in the process of integration through Italian language classes.