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Sunday, July 11th, 2021: ‘the Sunday of the sea’
The second Sunday of July, since 1975, a day has been regularly celebrated to remember seafarers, their families, and those who assist them. It recognizes the important employment contribution of seafarers to the economy of all countries in the world. This anniversary also has ecumenical importance because the celebrations and the various awareness-raising activities regarding the human working situation of seafarers are carried out jointly with other Christian denominations, giving testimony of unity of purpose, and cooperation in protecting the rights of seafarers. Continue reading Sunday, July 11th, 2021: ‘the Sunday of the sea’
UNHCR and SIMN Sign Agreement to Foster Refugee Protection and Solutions
Bogotá, Colombia, February 10th, 2021 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), formalizing a long-standing partnership.
The agreement which was signed on Tuesday at one of the SIMN’s shelters in Bogota, strengthens the decade old collaboration and places particular emphasis on the provision of emergency assistance and shelter. It also focuses on education, public health, and protection services along key routes in border areas where displaced populations pass through. Continue reading UNHCR and SIMN Sign Agreement to Foster Refugee Protection and Solutions