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.
Organize. Pray. Advocate. Bring together your campus to respond to the recent executive orders and policies affecting migrants and refugees. This Solidarity Vigil How-To Guide includes an updated advocacy letter to Congress and can be used in its entirety or adapted to supplement other campus events.
Turn your passion into action by urging Congress to provide more robust funding for refugees, and to work for peace and justice in Syria and Iraq. It’s a quick and easy way to ensure your voice is heard.
Cabrini College has designed a simualation to raise awareness and advocacy in solidarity with unaccompanied minors fleeing from Central America. Use their videos, how-to-guides, and educational materials to host a simulation on your campus.
Check out examples from other campuses to see how they are bringing "I am Migration" to life in their community. And then steal their ideas and adapt for your own university!
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
A great summary of the campaign and three issue areas. This can be distributed to others on campus.
OTHER URGENT #IAM ISSUES
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