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Altos Representantes de Naciones Unidas visitan la Misión Scalabriniana de Cúcuta, Colombia en su interés por conocer la compleja situación en la frontera colombo-venezolana

OCT 04 2016 by SIMN
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Gerad Gómez y Wendy Cue representantes de La Oficina para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios (OCHA), de Colombia y Centro y Sur América respectivamente, en su interés por conocer la compleja situación en la frontera colombo-venezolana tras las masivas deportaciones visitaron espacios reconocidos por su accionar en favor de los deportados, entre los que se contaron la Cancillería de la República y Migración Colombia.

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Shadow Summit | The US Response to Central American Refugees

SEP 20 2016 by SIMN
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The United States and other nations are hosting a leader’s summit on September 20th to discuss the world refugee crisis and how nations can increase their commitments to refugee protection worldwide.

Before the September 20th summit, join experts, academics and civil society for a shadow summit from 8:30am to 11:00am online or in-person at the Center for Migration Studies of New York (307 East 60th Street, 6th Floor, New York).

The event will look at the U.S. record in its own backyard, specifically the policy response to unaccompanied children and families fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America. Speakers will grade U.S. policies from a humanitarian perspective, examining push factors, protection needs, and the impact of enforcement and deterrence strategies.

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THE UNHEARD CRY

SEP 19 2016 by SIMN
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On September 19, 2016, Fr. Flor Maria Rigoni, Director of the Scalabrini Shelter in Tapachula and Representative of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) in Mexico, delivered the following intervention entitled "The Unheard Cry" at the Side Event, organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, Caritas Internationalis and the International Catholic Migration Commission,  on the "Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants" in the United Nations Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants:  

I represent today the Scalabrini Casas del Migrante Network in Mexico and Central America and partly the Mexican church. Just a statistic: in the last 30 years from the foundation of the first Casa we have welcomed 700,005 migrants, deportees or asylum seekers. The Church in Mexico provide today 74 shelters from this people.

Yet I will present a holistic approach starting from a humanitarian, political and anthropological perspective.

Today I am here, neither as a man nor a missionary, nor even as a representative of a voiceless people:

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Event on the Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

SEP 16 2016 by SIMN
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Fr. Florenzo Rigoni, director of a Scalabrinian Shelter in Mexico and representative of SIMN in Mexico will be speaking on Monday, September 19, 2016, in Conference Room 11 of the United Nations Headquarters, The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, together with the International Catholic Migration Commission and Caritas Internationalis, is sponsoring a  High-Level Side Event entitled “Responsibility and Solution Sharing: The Role of Religious Organizations in Responding to Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.”

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