Gen. Manoel de Barros, commander of the Brazil's Humanitarian Logistics Task Force and operational coordinator of Operation Welcome, which aims at offering support to Venezuelan immigrants, speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Boa Vista, Brazil, Sept.18, 2020. (CNS photo/Bruno Mancinelle, IOM/Pool via Reuters)
Pompeo visited sites aiding the Venezuelans in northern-most Roraima state, where many refugees have landed. Since 2015, more than 260,000 Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil.
Displaced people rest on the premises of a gas station Sept. 11, 2020, after fires broke out at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The camp, which was mostly destroyed Sept. 9, was home to at least 12,000 people, six times its maximum capacity of just over 2,000 asylum-seekers. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
Even as the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees pleaded with countries to take in more of the 79.5 million displaced people worldwide, the Trump administration has consistently lowered the refugee cap each year.
Mariatu Sankoh joins a socially distanced Catholic Relief Services food distribution in Sierra Leone (photo: Ronnie Larry Tucker/Catholic Relief Services).
Kevin Clarke August 11, 2020
Women, children, elderly people, Indigenous populations and migrants will be among those suffering the most.
A federal judge in Canada has struck down the Safe Third Country Agreement, which sends refugees arriving at the border back to detention in the United States, on the grounds that it violates the Charter of Rights and Freedom.
Matt Malone, S.J. July 14, 2020
The faithful must stand against measures that dehumanize asylum seekers and welcome immigrants among us.
The Vatican was committed to discussing solutions to "mass migration and refugee movements, with the goal of preserving human lives and dignity, alleviating suffering and advancing an authentic and integral development."