ColumbanNews – 106th World Day of Migrants & Refugees


World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Watch: Concrete hope for migrants and refugees

In many ways and in many places around the world Columbans assist people in claiming often denied rights. Poverty must end because every life matters.

Pope’s message for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating internally displaced persons.

Columban Message on the World Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees

We add our voices calling for just and dignified legal and social policies and protections for all people on the move, especially those most vulnerable.

A home away from home

On my visits to Warrnambool I sat with the Timorese workers to answer any questions they had about the Pacific Labour Scheme and their work rights and to give them information on Australian laws.

The ACMRO Migrant and Refugee Kit 2020

Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office (ACMRO) released an online the Migrant and Refugee Kit to commemorate the 106th World Day of Migrant and Refugees.

2020 ACMRO A3 Poster


Blatant Exploitation

Columban Fr Jim Fleming reflects on Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February 2020: ‘That the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered’.

Migrant workers – the ones who suffer in silence

Some have suffered abuse, verbal, physical or both, from their employers. Some even experienced sexual abuse, and a number lost their lives trying to escape danger or violence.


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