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27 Jun 2016 description

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.

10 Mar 2016 description

CAFOD is working with its local Greek partner, Caritas Hellas (Caritas Greece) to respond to the deteriorating situation of refugees stranded at Idomeni on the Greek-Macedonian border, as Macedonia says it will no longer let any more refugees and migrants cross its border with Greece.

Following recent border restrictions, between 13,000 and 15,000 refugees have found themselves stuck at the Greek-Macedonian border. They are living in dire conditions on a muddy wasteland, their route to northern Europe now closed.

13 Aug 2001 description

The Catholic aid agency CAFOD is sending =A320,000 to partners in Macedonia as the number of people displaced by fighting continues to mount.