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Opening a Home for Migrants in Algiers

I am engaged in the project Caritas Algiers to work with migrants. On Ash Wednesday I experienced the move of some migrants who are in convalescence and are being cared for by Caritas. They have been living in the residence … Lire la suite → Publié dans Blog English, Info Migrants Eng, Sharing | Laisser un commentaire

Migrants Return from Algeria to their countries of origin

Illegal migrant camp at Oran

Every foreigner living in Algeria who does not have a valid visa risks going to prison and has to pay a fine.  In no way can the person leave Algerian territory without having paid the fine and served the jail … Lire la suite → Publié dans Blog English, Info Migrants Eng, Sharing | Laisser un commentaire

MSOLA Commitments with Migrants in Bobo-Dioulasso

In the Diocese of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) On 19th January 2020, this year’s diocesan day for migrants and displaced persons was celebrated in the parish of St. Antoine de Yegueresso in Bobo Dioulasso where there are about 1500 persons displaced … Lire la suite →

Engagement avec les migrants en Tunisie

Amalia Aragón commence à découvrir le milieu migrant, principalement à travers les personnes qui fréquentent notre paroisse, ainsi que par les visites aux familles, en compagnie d’une sœur Salésienne. Lorsque Spéciosa est partie trois jours sur Sfax dans le cadre … Lire la suite →

Welcoming Ivorian migrants returning home

Conférence Internationale d’AVSI sur le retour de la migration.

Speciosa Mukagatare, an MSOLA coordinator of Caritas Tunisia, was invited by the Italian Association of Volunteers for International Solidarity (AVSI) of Abidjan to participate in their Regional Conference on the socio-professional reintegration of Ivorians returning to their country after a painful migration.  Speciosa spoke about the work  Caritas Tunisia does with migrants. It is important migrants know about the difficulties they can encounter on the way: how the desert and the sea can kill, the existence of torture camps in countries like Tunisia, Libya, etc…. Read more. 

Living crib

During our Christmas meal the doorbell rang.  The one who opened the door found four mothers, victims of terrorist attacks in the village of Koungoussi. Sr.Mariette invited us to prepare some food to share with these women while she got some cool water to offer them.

It was pitiful !  These women were very tired after having travelled 100 km on foot.  Some couldn’t even put on their shoes properly because they had foot injuries.  Sylviane Rouamba, who understands the moore language, translated for us. They told us how they had been grouped together in the courtyard of the Moogho Naaba. They only came to our house to ask for some food and some clothes. Read more.

Our sisters from Canada meet with Africans

The Sisters of Ottawa community The Argyle Center has developed a « community connections  program «  that encourages social, cultural and professional ties between new arrivals and the established community.  The Center offers a wide range of services and activities to … Lire la suite →

Migration from domestic work from Africa to West Asia

GAATW, The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women has started a project, together with the International Domestic Workers Federation, to document the experiences of women from six African countries who migrate for domestic work to West Asia. The field work  involved several groups of respondents: potential and returnee migrant domestic workers, their families, recruitment agencies and brokers (formal and informal), trade unions and NGOs supporting migrant domestic workers, and government officials. In March the project team met to discuss the progress of the field research, reflect on the research process, and build the national researchers’ capacity in data analysis and report-writing. Reade more.

Teaching Spanish through Arabic in Logroño (Spain)

As a volunteer at Caritas I visit a residence for priests two mornings a week.  We visit the priests in their rooms, always in pairs.  We listen to them, bring them some news and provide them with the services they … Lire la suite →

Pumpkin Festival with migrants in Ottawa

Giselle with a migrant woman showing the Pumpkin they have crafted.

At the end October 2018, a smiling and eager staff and a festive atmosphere awaited us at the Centre for Migrants and Refugees in Ottawa. There were about 60 of us, men, women and children.  All of a sudden each … Lire la suite →

Absence of migrants at the Oran Library in Algeria

An intensification of the systematic expulsion of migrants has resulted in the absence of some faithful participants in the Reading Club at the Library on the fourth Thursday of each month. One Togolese man who has been with us for … Lire la suite →

Tunis facing migration

Tunisia is facing problems of migration more than ever before. Speciosa Mukagatare must often travel south to Sfax to arrange housing for those who cross the border with Libya. A conference, for which Speciosa looked after the logistics, brought  together … Lire la suite →

Transforming society positively gives voice to the voiceless – Pope Francis

Pope Francis : General Audience 31/10/2018

Pope Francis sent a message to  the   8th World Social Forum on Migrants. The Pope took the opportunity to encourage the “positive transforma-tion” of society so as to give a voice to the voiceless.
He mentions that the “positive transforma-tion” of society is based on the rejection of injustice. Opposition to the “throwaway culture”,  is the “first act of justice”. He continues. « Among the  voiceless are migrants and refugees, those whom society ignores, exploits, rapes and abuses through “the guilty silence of many”. Read more.

UN agrees first-ever Global Compact on migration

UN Photo/Mark Garten
special event for the approval of text for a global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, at UN Headquarters in New York, 13 July 2018.

For the first time ever, United Nations Member States have agreed an all-encompassing Global Compact to better manage international migration, address its challenges, strengthen migrant rights and contribute to sustainable development.

After more than a year of discussions and consultations among Member States, local officials, civil society and migrants themselves, the text of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized on Friday. Read more.

Uganda solidarity summit on refugees

  The World Refugee Day is observed on 20th June  to honour the strength and determination of migrants who flee their motherland due to conflict, fear of persecution, famine and violence. This year, a refugee solidarity summit organised by the Government of Uganda & UNHCR has been convened in Kampala to pave way for solutions to the increasing influx of refugees in Uganda.
Uganda remains the second largest refugee hosting country globally after Turkey with over 1,252,470 refugees.  Read more.

15 years of migration in 15 mesmerizing maps

Since 2015 Europe talks often about the huge flow of migrants. But, what does that flow actually look like compared to the rest of the world?

Earth TimeLapse, an interactive platform created by Muggah and Carnegie Mellon University, details over a 16-year span from 2000 to 2015 where migrants are leaving and arriving.
Data comes from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Each red dot represents 17 refugees arriving in a country, while yellow dots represent refugees leaving their home country behind.
The resulting maps are nothing short of mesmerizing. See the maps and notes.