Statement of the Scalabrini International Migration Network on United Nation’s International Migrants Day - December 18, 2016
On the United Nation’s International Migrants Day, we offer our solidarity and support to the more than 244 million persons around the globe on the move. The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) opens its arms to those who are forced from their homes by violence, economic insecurity, climate change, or other factors. With more than 250 programs worldwide—schools, community centers, and shelters – we serve persons who are migrating, regardless of their legal status. We also work in local communities, national capitals, and in the U.N. system to promote the rights of all persons on the move.
We live during a challenging time with regard to global migration. The number of those fleeing their home countries continues to increase, while a wave of xenophobia and intolerance sweeps across the globe.Read More