Representatives of Catholic organizations, including the Holy See, Caritas Internationalis, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Center for Migration Studies and ICMC advocated for the end of child migrant detention practices. It is estimated that nearly 50-million children have left their home countries in search of peace, security, and a better future.
Members of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) in Asia and Oceania are working on effective responses to unaccompanied child migrants, advocacy for labor migrants’ rights, and efforts to eradicate human trafficking. The ICMC convened representatives of Catholic Bishops Conferences in Asia and Oceania in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, in early February 2018.
Syrian children and teenagers are using photography to document their lives as refugees in Jordan. A photo exhibition showcasing their pictures and stories is taking place in Amman until mid-March 2018.
A coalition of Catholic organizations is advocating for seafood to be labeled “slave-free” to orientate consumers’ choices. The U.S. Coalition of Catholic Organizations Against Human Trafficking (CCOAHT) is asking seafood producers, distributors and retailers to make public, through packaged product labeling, their efforts to fight human trafficking in their product supply chains.