I am Migration

Conflict and persecution around the globe have forced millions of individuals to flee for their lives. More than 65 million people are displaced globally, outpacing the international community’s ability to respond. Not only are more people displaced today, but they are displaced for an average of 17 years.

While refugees come from everywhere—from Latin America to Afghanistan—the largest group is from Syria. The majority of these refugees are living in urban communities rather than refugee camps, communities in developing countries that are struggling to meet the needs of their own people. The changing landscape of migration requires new long-term solutions.

CRS is leading the way in providing refugees with lifesaving basic necessities such as food, water and shelter. We also have the opportunity to urge our leaders and the international community to address education, livelihoods and resettlement for refugees. Just as importantly, we can work for diplomatic solutions to the war and political instability that are the root causes of this global humanitarian crisis.

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"I am Migration" Solidarity Vigil

Campus Awareness & Advocacy Table

Sign "I am Migration" Letter

"Refugees Seeking Safety" Simulation

Read "Global Migration" book

Syrian Refugee Simulation

Address root causes of migration

Create a community fundraising page

Fall 2017 "I am Migration" Campaign

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I AM MIGRATION 101

Explore our wide range of tools and resources for mobilizing your campus around the issue of migration. It’s everything you need to engage, educate and empower. 


LEARN & PRAY
I am Migration

Educating Iraq's Displaced Children

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Helping Communities Survive Boko Haram

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Prayer for Refugees: To Reach Across Borders

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Serbia | Translation for Refugees Provides Critical Help

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Holy Family, Refugee Family: Digital Retreat

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Our True Homeland is Heaven

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Serbia l At the Heart of Europe’s Refugee Crisis

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General Intercessions for Refugees

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Prayer for Refugees: To Reach Across Borders

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Family prayer and activity for Syrian refugees

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Niños Centroamericanos: Dándole A La Juventud Herramientas Para Sobresalir En Sus Comunidades

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Holy Family in the Midst of Refugee Crisis

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Prayer for Aleppo

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17 Years is Too Many to Lose

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Prayer for Peace in Syria

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Syrian Family From Aleppo Finds Refuge in Europe

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Pilgrimage about the refugee crisis for elementary students

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Prayer Video: To Reach Across Borders

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Children's prayer for Syrian refugees

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CRS/Caritas Architects Find Shelter for Refugees in Athens

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Un momento de gracia

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In Egypt, CRS Helps Refugees Start Over

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Llegar a través de las fronteras

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A Rapper in Motion: Alino's tale living in Kampala, Uganda

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The Living Gospel - The Value of Reaching Out

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Teacher in Motion: Peter's tale living displaced in Mayanmar

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Catholic Teaching on Welcoming Refugees

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CRS Statement on Refugee Ban Executive Order

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CRS Statement on Border Wall Executive Order

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CRS Supports Pope Francis' Appeal to End Violence in Aleppo, Syria

I am Migration

CRS Answers 5 of the Toughest Questions about Why We Want to Welcome Syrian Refugees

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I am Migration Campus Examples

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Unaccompanied Minors: Stories from CRS Delgation to Guatemala and Honduras

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Our Lady of Guadalupe: Day of Prayer with Migrants & Refugees

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Advent Digital Retreat about Migration

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Join Pope Francis & Caritas Internationalis to Pray for Peace in Syria

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CRS Responds to Iraqis Fleeing Mosul Violence

I am Migration

CRS Responds to Thousands of Refugees in Greece

I am Migration

Miriam's Story: Finding Hope in Education

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Understanding Syrian Refugees, One Story at a Time

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CRS Policy Paper on Migration: Meeting the Challenges of the World's Refugee Crisis

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Greece: Embracing Refugees in a Time of Crisis

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Supporting Syrian Refugee Children through Education

I am Migration

World Refugee Day 2016: 17 Years is Too Many to Lose

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In Egypt, CRS Helps Refugees Start Over

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CRS Summer Camp for Syrian Refugees Helps Kids be Kids

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5 Q&As on 5 Year Anniversary of Syrian Civil War

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A Moment for Grace

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Gracious Lord, Child of Bethlehem

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Lebanon: Hungering for Peace

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General Intercessions for Peace in Syria

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Together in Your Grace

I am Migration

General Intercessions for Peace in Iraq

I am Migration

Prayer for Migrant Children

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Unaccompanied Minors

I am Migration

We Cry Out

I am Migration

To Reach Across Borders

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Syrian Refugees: Meet the People Everyone is Talking About

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Emergency Shelter and Settlement Recovery

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Caritas Study on Connections between Trafficking & Migration

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11 Things You May Not Know About Refugees

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DePaul & CRS Panel Discussion on Refugees


CORE RESOURCES
Ambassador Calendar

Interactive calendar with hyperlinks to help plan your year on campus

I am the Cause. I am the Solution. Campaign Overview

A great summary of the campaign and three issue areas.  This can be distributed to others on campus.

Tips for Setting up an Advocacy Meeting

Quick tips for arranging an advocacy meeting with your members of Congress.

Tips for an Advocacy Meeting

Quick tips for ensuring that your advocacy meetings with Congress go well and are effective.

Recruiting One Pager

Quick tips for recruiting more people to join your efforts and attend your events.

Event Planning One Pager

Quick tips for planning great events on campus.


OTHER URGENT #IAM ISSUES
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In 2013, the number of international migrants worldwide reached 232 million, up from 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. (United Nations Department of Economic Affairs, 2015)
In 2013, the number of international migrants reached 232M, up from 175M in 2000 and 154M in 1990. @CatholicRelief http://education.crs.org/issues/migration
As of the end of 2014, 38 million people around the world had been forced to flee their homes by conflict and violence. Never in the last 10 years, have the world seen such a high estimate for the number of people newly displaced in a year. (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)
Through violence & conflict, a record-breaking 38 million people were internally displaced in 2014. @CatholicRelief http://education.crs.org/issues/emergencies