In December 2018, UN member states will adopt the Global Compact for Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees. These international agreements introduce a new, comprehensive approach to address the needs of migrants and refugees around the world. In a series of short videos, ICMC Director of Policy Stéphane Jaquemet explains the Compacts, their intended effects and the role governments, civil society and faith-based organizations as well as individuals can play in their implementation.
Hakim is one of just a handful of men participating as volunteers in the International Catholic Migration Commision’s (ICMC) Refugee Women’s Protection Corps in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, Hakim has been active with ICMC since 2015. Through his role, he not only fights gender-based violence but has also become a model of male allies’ role in supporting women’s empowerment.
The Swiss Bishops’ Conference, a member of the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), has joined with other faith leaders in Switzerland in calling for increased support for and protection of refugees.
In the first half of 2018, the U.S. government separated more than 2,000 families attempting to enter the country through its Southern border. To reconcile this action, separated families are now being reunited. Faith-based organizations who are assisting the government in the reunification process have released a report assessing the work that has been done and providing recommendations for the future.