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.
Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating internally displaced persons.
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.
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.
Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office (ACMRO) released an online the Migrant and Refugee Kit to commemorate the 106th World Day of Migrant and Refugees.
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’.
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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