The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) released today its latest research publication on the movement and protection of unaccompanied migrant children. The focus of the research is on unaccompanied children in the Americas moving within and from the “Northern Triangle” of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
A two-day conference in Brussels with the theme “The Role of Churches and Christian Organizations in Community-based Sponsorship Programmes of Refugees in Europe,” explored the benefits of sponsorship in engaging local communities, churches and faith-based actors at the grassroots level. The event was organized by the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Europe in cooperation with Caritas International in Belgium, and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe.
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) welcomes with appreciation Caritas Internationalis’ new campaign on migration, Share the Journey. The campaign, to be run for about two years, aims to embrace migrants and refugees as active agents of local communities and advocates for change, and to create more spaces and opportunities for them to come together and share stories and experiences.
ICMC recently submitted a report to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on its activities and recommendations for the protection of unaccompanied minors and child refugees. The OHCHR’s report for the forthcoming Human Rights Council meeting on protecting the rights of refugee children in humanitarian situations will reference ICMC’s practices and recommendations.
A compassionate, dynamic leader, Saira Bukhari spearheads the ICMC Pakistan’s response to Child Protection activities of the UNHCR-funded project, which serves refugee victims of violence and other vulnerable individuals in need of protection.