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Organisation | Last updated: 21 Feb 2023

ICMC - International Catholic Migration Commission

ICMC is a registered non-profit organization working in the areas of refugee and migration issues.

ICMC was officially granted public juridical status by the Holy See in 2008. It works in close collaboration with the Secretary of State of the Vatican and with the Migrants and Refugees Section of the newly-established Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development.

Today, ICMC coordinates a network of structures mandated by the Catholic Bishops Conferences worldwide and has staff and programs in over 50 countries. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ICMC has affiliated entities in Brussels (ICMC Europe), Washington DC and Boston (ICMC Inc.), and operational offices in Greece, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Turkey.

ICMC's mission is to protect and serve uprooted people, including refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, victims of human trafficking, and migrants - regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality.

ICMC implements needs-first and right-based approaches, so as to prioritize assistance to the most vulnerable people in need of protection. We continuously work to restore the dignity of uprooted people and inspiring long-lasting change. In pursuing these goals, we make sure that all our programs and activities comply with core humanitarian standards, principles of good governance, and Catholic social teachings.