Major obstacles prevent people on the move from accessing protection in the European Union, a new report by Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) Europe finds. The organization calls for a fundamental policy shift: EU asylum policies should aim at saving lives, not at preventing people from arriving in Europe.
Migration and asylum policies in the European Union are increasingly using the return of individuals to their countries of origin as a means to curb irregular migration. This trend needs to be reversed, argues a group of faith-based NGOs.
A Church-run web portal helps migrant workers in southern India understand and secure their rights.
Equal citizenship rights are fundamental to counter discrimination and advance social cohesion. This was the crucial message stressed by participants at a world conference on religion and human rights held at the UN in Geneva.
Governments need to allocate larger quotas for resettling unaccompanied refugee children evacuated from Libya to Niger and the processing times need to be shorter, humanitarian expert Nathalie Achten urged an international gathering in Geneva today.
“Young Syrian refugees in Jordan face many challenges, but they still can share their voices. It is their right to be heard and it is our responsibility to listen.” With these words, humanitarian worker Amira Kalboneh summarized the message and purpose of the book “Through A Different Lens,” launched in Geneva on 19 June.
Volunteering can play a valuable role in strengthening refugees’ integration. With this idea in mind, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and the Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF) partnered in a Refugee Protection and Service Delivery Dialogue project.
The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded to Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung on 10 June 2018. A lawyer and activist for equality, education and human rights for the Rohingya people in Myanmar, Mr. Aung chose the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) as one of the recipients of the USD 1 million award.
“LINK IT” is a newly launched project aimed at facilitating the socio-economic integration of some 500 Syrian refugees resettled in the United Kingdom, Romania, Portugal and Germany. By linking pre-departure activities with post-arrival support, the project will enable a smoother adjustment to the countries of resettlement and their labor markets.
“It’s so beautiful. I can’t believe I am looking at a photo that I took exhibited in an art gallery,” says 12-year-old Nuha, with tears of pride and excitement brimming in her eyes. “It’s funny that the photo is of my brother, though.”