The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) Presents the 2022 Annual Report: A Reflection on Shared Global Endeavors

  • Esteemed Fathers, Colleagues, Friends, and Collaborators of SIMN joined in the recent virtual presentation of the 2022 Annual Global Report. Their presence and interaction during this session were valued and pivotal in the triumph of this significant occasion.
  • The 2022 Annual Report gives you a glimpse of the main areas developed this year, and it has been prepared to honor those we serve, but also, for those we serve with and who are on the ground every day welcoming, protecting, and empowering.
  • When you have this report in your hands, you will be able to take a journey into the heart of each one of those who collaborate with SIMN, from whom we have gathered stories and testimonies that we hope will inspire and motivate you to continue supporting the mission and working for it.

New York, August 10th, 2023.- A remarkable chapter unfolded in our journey as we unveiled the 2022 Annual Report. The event commenced with an inaugural panel featuring esteemed speakers, including Fr. Sergio Dall’Agnese, President of SIMN, who provided insights into the year’s highlights, and Fr. Jairo Guidini, Executive Director of SIMN, introduced us to our mission, vision, and Agenda 2030, and outlined the organization’s profound impact across regions.

Josue Bustillo, Director of Communications, presented the report’s tangible Impact of 2022, outlining the extensive services delivered throughout the year. This comprehensive breakdown included service percentages and the support rendered to individuals across various regions. Sharon Granados, Director of Development and Fundraising, presented the diverse field projects categorized by region, elucidating the funds raised and invested, focusing on key areas such as Shelters, Social Services Centers, and Pastoral and Psychosocial Support.

Víctor Genina, Director of Advocacy and Policy, highlighted the organization’s initiatives about Employment, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, and Advocacy, underscoring the Stella Maris Services that remain integral to our mission. Josue Bustillo once again took the stage to discuss how one can truly Make a Difference through avenues like volunteering and professional internships, fostering a sense of shared purpose and collaboration.

As the presentation drew to a close, Fr. Jairo Guidini extended heartfelt gratitude on behalf of SIMN to its supporters, donors, partners, allies, councils, volunteers, and friends who have been instrumental in making the organization’s endeavors possible.

The Closing Remarks | Exploring the Path Ahead: Closing Thoughts & Future Prospects, were delivered by eminent speakers:

Maria G. Marigliano | A revered figure from Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Washington, D.C., co-leader of Scalabrini Outreach of DC, and a distinguished retiree from the U.S. Agency for International Development, embodying over four decades of service to vulnerable populations worldwide.

“The example that SIMN and other partners show to the whole world is so important because it is the example of the spirit and charism of Saint Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, which is part of its mission, to continue to bring social awareness.”

Bela Hovy | Distinguished Head of Services at the Migration Section of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), with an extensive three-decade journey shaping global migration discourse and guiding United Nations deliberations.

“As we reflect, the resolute commitment of civil society has been pivotal in our journey. The influential advocacy led by the Scalabrini International Migration Network, both in New York and Geneva, has been instrumental in reshaping international relations.”

Throughout 2022, a tapestry of success stories emerged as we spearheaded collaborative projects and expanded our services. This commitment enabled us to assist an increased number of migrants, refugees, internally displaced individuals, seafarers, and fishers. Amidst global challenges, our Scalabrinian Community demonstrated resilience, adaptability, and an unwavering dedication to the vulnerable populations we serve. The synergy of our staff, volunteers, partners, donors, governments, and communities remains awe-inspiring, underscoring the compassion and support that propel our mission.

Generosity was a cornerstone, enabling our tireless efforts. Noteworthy achievements included the expansion of the Scalabrinian Model on Employment, Entrepreneurship, and Social Innovation to other grassroots entities in Latin America. Yet, challenges persist for refugees, migrants, seafarers, and their families, underscoring the need for accessible services and collaborative alliances to address the complex migration landscape.

This unveiling was more than an event; it was a testament to the collective dedication and unwavering commitment that defines the Scalabrini International Migration Network. With this report as a beacon, we stride confidently into the future, fueled by the belief that together, we can create lasting change and empower those in need. With the recent canonization of Saint Giovanni Battista Scalabrini infusing renewed spirit, your support ensures our ability to transform lives on the move.

You can download the 2022 Annual Report here

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