The International Catholic Migration Commission congratulates Dr. Anne T. Gallagher on her appointment as Director-General of the Commonwealth Foundation.
Geneva, 21 2019 – The President, Governing Committee, Secretary General and Staff of the International Catholic Migration Commission share greetings of hope, peace, and light with ICMC members, partners, and supporters.
We must recognize the dignity of migrants and our duty to welcome them, Italian Bishops say. And according to the head of the German Bishops Conference, that begins by saving their lives at sea.
As countries of destination increasingly close their doors to migrants and refugees, ICMC President Dr. Anne T. Gallagher believes the Church’s teachings present challenges to migration policies and practices that fail to protect human rights and human dignity.
The Civil Society Action Committee, co-convened by ICMC, is identifying priorities for civil society engagement in the implementation of the Global Compact for Migration. The committee’s members and other partner organizations across the world are multiplying their impact through coordination.
An international conference on trafficking in persons called for greater understanding of the phenomenon and coordinated actions to eradicate it.
For Mohammed, a young Guinean, emigrating to seek better perspectives seemed the obvious thing to do until he actually tried it. Like Mohammed, many young Guineans are pushed to undertake dangerous journeys by dire economic and social conditions. But some grassroots organizations are working to dispel myths surrounding migration.
Despite a climate of declining solidarity when it comes to international and European efforts to support refugees, there is much to celebrate for SHARE Integration.
The SECAM-ICMC Africa Working Group on Migration has underlined the need for heightened awareness and stronger collaboration within the Church in order to address irregular migration and human trafficking in the region.
The Strategic Framework 2019-2022 for the International Catholic Migration Commission highlights the organization’s priorities and objectives for the coming four years. The goal-oriented document was approved by the ICMC Council Plenary Meeting in Rome in March 2018.