To prove the Global Compact’s worth, we don’t need to get everything right immediately — even small progress will help to move us forward, says ICMC President Dr. Anne T. Gallagher in the following article.
More refugees than ever before are settling in smaller towns across Europe than ever before. These communities may face different challenges than their larger counterparts when it comes to welcoming refugees. Early in November, ICMC Europe’s SHARE Integration Project held an international conference in The Hague to discuss the integration of refugees in smaller municipalities across Europe.
ICMC Europe has joined other civil society organizations in a call to open additional, legal and safe admission pathways for refugees in the region that would offer them more protection and opportunities to rebuild their lives.
The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) and other civil society actors have underlined their commitment to work with UN Member States to put the newly adopted international agreement on migration into action.
Migrants’ access to health care services is often obstructed and their marginalized status makes it difficult for them to seek the help they need. ICMC urges governments to prioritize health care access for people on the move.
The Catholic Church has given its strong support to the UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees.