- Apr 17, 2021
Abdullah Kurdi, the father of the young refugee boy who death five years ago woke the world up to the reality of the migration crisis, has described his recent meeting with Pope Francis as the best birthday present that he’s ever received.
On his last day in Iraq, Pope Francis held a surprise meeting with a man by the name of Abdullah Kurdi, the father of the young refugee child who captured the world’s attention when his lifeless body washed up on the shores of Turkey nearly six years ago.
Just as the coldest weather in more than 30 years brought new misery to asylum-seekers stranded in a refugee camp in Mexico, an end to their plight may be in sight.
Catholic bishops in Malaysia urged the government to refrain from deporting hundreds of Myanmar nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers.
The head of Caritas in Bosnia-Herzegovina has urged help for refugees stranded in drastic winter conditions in the Balkan country and accused the European Union of ignoring their plight and seeking to “wash its hands like Pilate.”
Two Catholic-backed organizations opened a center in Brazil’s capital to host Venezuelan migrants relocating from the refugee centers in the Amazon region.
A rescue ship with 422 migrants aboard, a small number of whom tested positive for COVID-19, was headed to a port in Sicily on Sunday.