U.S. Catholic Working Group on Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration

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Members of the U.S. Catholic Working Group on Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration are deeply involved in the care and accompaniment of forcibly displaced people at every stage of their journey, often in partnership with the U.S. government and United Nations agencies. We thank the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for his able leadership in developing the latest draft for the Global Compact on Refugees. Through advocacy and service our work includes fighting against the root causes of forced migration, providing humanitarian support for internally displaced people (IDP) and refugees, seeking durable solutions with all stakeholders, and engaging local communities to provide protection and durable solutions through local integration, voluntary repatriation, and resettlement. While bringing a distinct American Catholic experience to our statement, we also echo and build upon the March 20, 2018 intervention by the delegation of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva

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