- Dec 3, 2020
A senior official of Jesuit Refugee Service called for a humanitarian corridor in Ethiopia’s semi-autonomous region of Tigray as the armed conflict between the Ethiopian army and the region’s forces continued to escalate, killing hundreds and forcing thousands out of their homes.
Weeks after the administration of President Donald Trump announced it was dropping to a historic low the cap on the maximum number of displaced people the U.S. decides to resettle in a federal fiscal year, President-elect Joe Biden said Nov. 12 he would be heading in a dramatically different direction.
With children dying in the English Channel, the UK’s leading Catholic refugee agency says the government is ramping up a policy “very likely to increase the risk of this happening again and again.”
A “shifting of mindset” is needed for those making the UK’s immigration rules, according to the English bishops’ point man for migration.
Hundreds of thousands of refugees and forcibly displaced people received support, education and training last year through Jesuit Refugee Service’s on-the-ground initiatives and programs, said its international director.
In his latest encyclical, Pope Francis is speaking “directly to the divisive and unpleasant rhetoric which is so pervasive in our society” especially in the UK, according to the head of Britain’s leading Catholic refugee agency.