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A child migrant waits to be transferred from a rescue ship in the Mediterranean to a registration center in Southern Italy

A child migrant waits to be transferred from a rescue ship in the Mediterranean to a registration center in Southern Italy

JRS on World Day of Migrants and Refugees: children deserve a future

14/01/2017 12:30

Reiterating his call for the protection of vulnerable child migrants, Pope Francis has dedicated his message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees to children. JRS International Director speaks about JRS concerns and commitments.

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Refugee advocates in Sydney, Australia, calling for the closure of the detention centres in Nauru and Manus Island.

Australia causing refugees 'severe and lasting harm' - HRW

13/01/2017 15:45

In its annual global report, Human Rights Watch described Australia's poor treatment of refugees in offshore detention camps as "draconian". 

 

A migrant in the snowbound Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesbos

A migrant in the snowbound Moria hotspot on the Greek island of Lesbos

Greek Navy rescues snow-bound migrants on Lesbos

11/01/2017 18:58

The Greek Navy has sent a transport vessel to the island of Lesbos to take on about 500 migrants whose camp tents have been flattened by heavy snow.

Sant'Egidio's Christmas and New Year's lunch at a Rome prison  in 2015

Sant'Egidio's Christmas and New Year's lunch at a Rome prison in 2015

Sant’Egidio: Christmas lunch the most beautiful of the year

23/12/2016 15:35

The Catholic lay community Sant’Egidio is gearing up for its traditional Christmas lunch for the poor and marginalized.  Its guests this year: some 200,000 people in 700 cities around the globe, including the elderly, homeless, poor, prisoners, refugees and street children.

 

Secretary for Relations with States within the Vatican's Secretariat of State, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

Secretary for Relations with States within the Vatican's Secretariat of State, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher

ABP Gallagher to OSCE: ‘Migrants, refugees not threat to security’

09/12/2016 18:30

The Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, addressed the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on Friday, saying Europe should welcome the “exceptional migration flow of people” fleeing war and economic hardships

 

Forced migrants and refugees jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean sea

Forced migrants and refugees jump into the water from a crowded wooden boat during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean se

Vatican Summit: World Mayors to discuss response for refugees

07/12/2016 11:27

Some 80 Mayors from across the globe will gather in the Vatican this week to discuss solutions that aim to respond to the needs of the some 125 million displaced people in the world today and to propose sustainable measures host countries can adopt in welcoming them.